Pulsed Light Sources

Pulsed Light Sources

by I. Marshak

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984)

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ISBN-13: 9781468416497
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 09/11/2013
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1 Physical Processes in Pulsed Discharges.- 1 Development of Discharge: Electrical Breakdown of Gas at Near-Atmospheric Pressures.- 1-1. Classification of Types of Breakdown.- 1-2. Breakdowns of Types A and C.- 1-3. Type E Breakdown.- 2 High-Current Pulsed Discharge with an Expanding Channel.- 2-1. Primary Current Rise Before Channel Expansion.- 2-2. The Theory of Discharge Expansion.- 2-3. Channel Expansion in Tubular Lamps.- 2-4. Free Expansion of the Discharge.- 2-5. The Luminance of a Freely Expanding Discharge.- 3 Pulsed Discharge of the Quasi-Stationary type.- 3-1. Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium in a High-Pressure Discharge.- 3-2. Diagnostics of the Quasi-Stationary Stage of a Pulsed Discharge in Tubular Lamps.- 3-3. Elements of the Energy Balance, and the Electrical Properties of a Quasi-Stationary Plasma.- 3-4. Radiative and Absorptive Properties of a Quasi-Stationary Plasma.- 3-5. Calculation of the Characteristics of a Pulsed Discharge Having a Quasi-Stationary Stage.- 4 Phenomena at Electrodes.- 4-1. General Information.- 4-2. The Cathode Spot.- 4-3. Electrode Sputtering.- 2 Gas-Discharge Flashlamps.- 5 Radiation Characteristics of Flashlamps.- 5-1. General Information on Flashlamps.- 5-2. The Main Photometric Characteristics of Pulsed Light Sources.- 5-3. Light Characteristics of Tubular Flashlamps.- 5-4. Light Characteristics of Spherical Flashlamps.- 5-5. The Spatial Distribution and Polarization of the Radiation from Flashlamps.- 5-6. The Spectral Characteristics and Efficiency of Flashlamps.- 5-7. The Spectral Characteristics of Spherical Flashlamps.- 5-8. The Effect of an Optical System on a Flashlamp.- 5-9. The Stability of Flashlamp Radiation.- 6 The Load Characteristics of Flashlamps.- 6-1. A Survey of Load Limits.- 6-2. The Load Limits on Leads.- 6-3. The Load Limits of Tubular Lamps During Single-Flash Operation.- 6-4. Possible Mechanisms of Failure in Tubular Lamps.- 7 Operating Characteristics of Flashlamps.- 7-1. Starting Characteristics.- 7-2. Frequency Response.- 7-3. Operating Life.- 7-4. Mechanical and Climatic Properties, and Other Operating Features.- 8 Industrial Production of Flashlamps.- 8-1. The Main Features Used to Classify Lamps.- 8-2. Design Principles and Production Processes.- 8-3. The Product Range of Flashlamps.- 9 Circuit Diagrams of Flashlamps and the Main Circuit Elements.- 9-1. The Functional Power-Supply Diagram of a Flashlamp.- 9-2. DC Power-Supply Circuits without Energy Storage Devices.- 9-3. Power-Supply Circuits Using an AC Supply Line with No Storage Devices.- 9-4. General Characteristics of Circuits Using Capacitive Storage Devices.- 9-5. A Survey of the Different Types of Chargers.- 9-6. Inductive Storage Devices.- 9-7. The Discharge Circuit.- 9-8. The Main Elements of the Discharge Circuit.- 9-9. Triggering Devices.- 9-10. Control, Synchronization, and Protective Devices.- 10 The Interaction of Radiation Pulses with Detectors.- 10-1. Pulsed-Radiation Detectors.- 10-2. Methods of Measuring the Parameters and Characteristics of Pulsed Light Sources.- References.

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