Narrowband UV and VUV excimer radiation can be generated in a variety of nonequilibrium gas discharges: dielectric barrier discharges, microhollow cathode discharges, arrays of microplasmas, corona discharges. Excimer lamps (excilamps) are now available for a large number of wavelengths and in various geometrical shapes. The availability of nearly monochromatic photon fluxes ranging in energy up to 15 eV resulted in a number of innovative photo-induced processes in photophysics, photochemistry and photobiology. This report focuses on progress made in the last decade.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012
U. Kogelschatz, "Ultraviolet excimer radiation from nonequilibrium gas discharges and its application in photophysics, photochemistry and photobiology," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 484-493 (2012)