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30 June 1986 Overview Of Flashlamps And Arc Lamps
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Proceedings Volume 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology; (1986)
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Pulsed xenon and krypton flashlamps and D.C. krypton arc lamps are universally used as pump sources for solid state lasers. This paper details the electrical, mechanical, and optical design parameters that must be understood to allow optimization of these light sources for specific solid state laser applications of interest. The spectral output characteristics, cooling requirements, and electrical behavior of arc discharge tubes are discussed. Guidelines for the proper choice of lamp seal type, envelope material and size, electrode style, power density, gas, and fill pressure are offerred. Finally, structural and operational parameters that strongly influence lamp lifetime are identified, categorized, and explained.
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Barry Smith "Overview Of Flashlamps And Arc Lamps", Proc. SPIE 0609, Flashlamp Pumped Laser Technology, (30 June 1986);


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