A new pulse light source has been developed for flash photolytic investigations. It consists of a z-pinch operated with a 33-kV, 4.85-kJ condenser bank, and produces light pulses of 0.2 µsec duration with a maximum continuum radiation density exceeding 100 W Å-1 cm-2 sr-1. Details of construction and measurement techniques are given, and the possibilities of application of this light source in flash photolysis are discussed.
Ernst G. Niemann and Max Klenert, "A Fast High-Intensity-Pulse Light Source for Flash Photolysis," Appl. Opt. 7, 295-300 (1968)