1 August 2003 High-intensity flashlight generator and its applications
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Proceedings Volume 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.516923
Event: 25th international Congress on High-Speed photography and Photonics, 2002, Beaune, France
The fundamental study on a high-intensity flash light generator and its applications are described. This generator is composed of a high-voltage power supply, high-voltage main condensers of 8 and 4 μF, a thyristor pulse generator as a trigger device, and a high-intensity xenon tube. The main condenser is charged up to 2.5 kV by the high-voltage power supply, and the electric charges in the condenser are discharged to the xenon tube by the thyristor pulse generator. The flashlights are then produced. The tube voltage and discharge current displayed almost the dumped oscillations. The maximum voltage was equal to the initial charging voltage, and the maximum current increased according to increases in the charging voltage and the capacity. The current was 4.1 kA with a charging voltage of 2.5 kV and a capacity of 8 μF. The pulse widths of flashlights were almost constant at a constant condenser capacity and increased with increases in the capacity. The widths were about 8 μs with a capacity of 8 μF. The shadowgraphy was performed using this generator and a trigger delay device. Finally, we performed tentative studies on parallel and point light sources.
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Michiaki Sagae, Michiaki Sagae, Eiichi Sato, Eiichi Sato, Makoto Komatsu, Makoto Komatsu, Yasuomi Hayasi, Yasuomi Hayasi, Tatsumi Usuki, Tatsumi Usuki, Koetsu Sato, Koetsu Sato, Hidenori Ojima, Hidenori Ojima, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Hideaki Ido, Hideaki Ido, } "High-intensity flashlight generator and its applications", Proc. SPIE 4948, 25th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.516923; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.516923

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