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Modeling the spectral shape of short-arc pulsed xenon flashlamps
Author(s): David A. Jacobsen
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Paper Abstract

Short-arc pulsed xenon flashlamps are used as the source of optical radiation in many analytical and life science instruments. They provide useable energy from below 150nm to over 1100nm. However, the distribution of spectral energy within the arc discharge is not uniform. This non-uniformity can lead to problems when attempting to model the arc in software. This paper will look at the shape of the arc in short-arc pulsed xenon flashlamps in different spectral regions and use the data collected to generate a more complete model of the arc. Possible ways of using this information in optical modeling software will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5524, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII, (22 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.557893
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David A. Jacobsen, PerkinElmer, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5524:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII
Jose M. Sasian; R. John Koshel; Paul K. Manhart; Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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