This paper discusses the spectral and amplitude–time characteristics of the radiation of homo- and heteronuclear inert-gas molecules when they are excited by a volume discharge induced by a beam of avalanche electrons. It is shown that spontaneous-emission sources with high pulse power can be created by using an excitation power of 100 MW/cm<sup>3</sup> or more.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012
M. I. Lomaev, D. V. Rybka, D. A. Sorokin, and V. F. Tarasenko, "Excilamps based on inert gases and their mixtures, excited by a volume discharge induced by a beam of runaway electrons," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 494-497 (2012)