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Influence of parabolic reflector parameters on illuminance of directional xenon lamp
Author(s): Yun-song Feng; Bin Fan; Le Li
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Paper Abstract

The intensity distribution of the whole arc is not uniform in the discharge process of short-arc xenon lamp. Generally, the intensity of the arc is the highest at 0.07×L (L is polar distance) away from the cathode, forming a cathode spot with great brightness. Therefore, short-arc xenon lamp can be regarded as a point source of high brightness, and short-arc xenon lamp is an ideal concentrating light source, which is similar to sunlight in intensity and collimation. Xenon lamp has the characteristics of high radiation power, small spot, high brightness, good stability and instantaneous start-up. The luminous point can be made very small, and the positioning accuracy is high, so it is easy to realize directional reflection. The spectral energy distribution of short arc xenon lamp is close to that of blackbody radiation. The short-arc xenon lamp can be used as an ideal point source for military searchlight, solar simulator and optical experiment. Parabolic reflector is an axisymmetric quadric reflector. It can be used as a reflector for directional xenon lamp because it has equal optical path to the object point on the infinite far axis. According to the characteristics of parabolic reflector, the model of directional xenon lamp is established by TRACEPRO software, and the effects of focal length, aperture, inclusive angle and axial defocusing of directional xenon lamp on illuminance are simulated and analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11334, AOPC 2019: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration; and Terahertz Technology and Applications, 1133418 (18 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2547834
Show Author Affiliations
Yun-song Feng, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Advanced Laser Technology Lab. of Anhui Province (China)
Bin Fan, Army Equipment Division Aviation Military Representative Office Resident in Shanghai (China)
Le Li, Beijing Research Institute of Information Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11334:
AOPC 2019: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration; and Terahertz Technology and Applications
Zhiping Zhou; Xiao-Cong Yuan; Daoxin Dai, Editor(s)

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