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18 September 2007 Radiometric characterization of ultra-bright xenon short-arc discharge lamps for novel applications
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The latest generations of ultra-bright Xenon short-arc discharge lamps have prodigious emissions outside the visible spectrum, primarily in the near infrared. Their brightness distributions are spatially and angularly inhomogeneous due to both the pronounced non-uniformities of the plasma arc and the substantial infrared radiation from the hot electrodes. These characteristics are fortuitously favorable for applications in photonic surgery, biomedical diagnostics, high-temperature chemical reactors and furnaces: cases where the full lamp spectrum is utilizable, and the key is reconstituting the spectral power density of the optimal regions of the lamp's plasma at a remote target. The associated optical systems must be tailored to lamp radiometric properties that are not extensively available and invariably are restricted to visible light due to their widespread use in projection systems. We present experimental measurements for the spectral, spatial and angular distributions of 150 W lamps of this genre, and relate to their ramifications for broadband high-flux applications.
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Doron Nakar, Asher Malul, Daniel Feuermann, and Jeffrey M. Gordon "Radiometric characterization of ultra-bright xenon short-arc discharge lamps for novel applications", Proc. SPIE 6670, Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV, 66700G (18 September 2007);

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