A continuous high pressure arc lamp operating with argon is described in detail. Owing to a special electrode design a very high brightness of 160 W/(nm·sr·cm2) at an electrical input of 5.3 kW is reached near the cathode.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 5, 1989
Published: September 15, 1989
Christoph Zander, Erwin Thiel, and Karl H. Drexhage, "Compact arc lamp of high luminance," Appl. Opt. 28, 3968-3971 (1989)