Accession Number : ADD011965

Title :   High Efficiency Pulse Ultraviolet Light Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : O'Loughlin,James P

Report Date : 29 Oct 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This patent explains a high efficiency pulsed ultraviolet light source which comprises a flashlamp containing a noble gas, for example xenon, at low pressure, and having a pair of electrodes between which a discharge through the gas may be impressed, and an electrical pulse forming circuit connected to the flashlamp comprising a lamp resistance and high voltage source connected in series with the lamp, and a capacitor and switch connected in parallel to the lamp, the capacitor and resistance selected to minimize the total inductance of the circuit and to maximize the voltage stress on the gas contained within the lamp.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *FLASH LAMPS, *ULTRAVIOLET LAMPS, XENON LAMPS, TRIGGER CIRCUITS, HIGH VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE