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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 777–785

Duration and Intensity of the Radiation Pulse from a Flash Tube

E. R. Wooding  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 777-785 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.000777


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Abstract

The peak current, power, and half-peak duration of the current through a flash tube are determined. The flash tube may be considered as an element in an R–L–C circuit whose electrical behavior is dependent on a single parameter. The variation of tube current with voltage is examined and the plasma impedance determined. The intensity, rise time, decay time, and half-peak duration of the radiation pulse are determined for a range of tube geometries and gas pressures. The duration of the radiation pulse depends on that of the current, but the intensity is dependent on both gas pressure and power density.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966

Citation
E. R. Wooding, "Duration and Intensity of the Radiation Pulse from a Flash Tube," Appl. Opt. 5, 777-785 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-5-777

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