Xenon arc lamps are chosen for their high UV output, their spectral similarity to natural sunlight, and their wide spectral range (UV to the IR).
Sciencetech's Xenon Arc Lamp Light Sources are cost effective, versatile, complete solutions for all your illumination requirements.
All Sciencetech light sources are plug-and-play systems and can be easily adapted towards various test environments. We specialize in manufacturing low to high powered xenon arc lamp sources which come as fully operable system. These systems consist of the xenon arc lamp, lamp housing, power supply and all required optics.
Sciencetech offers a selection of light sources in varying wattages of xenon lamps and other optical characteristics. Xenon short arc lamps are high-pressure discharge lamps. These lamps are especially suitable for optical applications because of their high radiance and luminance.
Our light sources typically include the xenon (Xe) short arc lamp mounted in a housing with a back reflector, condensing/coupling optics, a power supply and all the necessary cables, software, and hardware. Other accessories available.
Xenon lamps are filled with pure xenon gas at a very high pressure. These lamps provide a wider range of wavelengths, emitting at a high and relatively constant light flux from the UV, through the visible to the IR wavelengths. Sciencetech provides two types of xenon lamps depending on your applications.
Standard xenon lamp bulb envelope is manufactured with a UV transmitting quartz envelope doped with oxides to minimize the ultraviolet (UV) emission below 250 nm. Sciencetech light sources and solar simulators normally come equipped with these standard xenon short arc lamps.
UV-enriched xenon lamps are recommended if output is required in the 185 nm to 250 nm region of the spectrum. These xenon lamps use synthetic quartz envelopes that transmit light to wavelengths as short as 185 nm. For UV applications, you may also consider a mercury-xenon or mercury lamp as an alternative. Mercury-xenon lamps have more UV overall in the ~230-400 nm range, but UV-enriched xenon produces more in the shortest wavelengths, from 185-230 nm.
Ozone is generated when oxygen in the surrounding air is optically excited by these shorter wavelengths, so care must be taken to deal with the produced ozone when operating these lamps.
Depending on the type of output beam required, we can provide three main variations of Xenon arc lamp light source models. You can select from one of our convenient packages or contact us to further discuss on changing the elements as required.
To determine the right equipment, first let’s identify the type of the output beam required for your application. Below are the three main varieties of lamp houses offered at Sciencetech. These lamp houses are designed to operate in a vertical or horizontal mode, and come with base plates for both orientations included. In the configuration section below, choose the housing based on the reflector type.
The lamp house includes an elliptical back reflector. These lamp houses provide a focused beam spot with highly efficient light collection and optimal light transfer capability.
The lamp house includes a spherical back reflector. With the accompanying refractive optics (lenses) used, this lamp house can produce high quality collimated beams, or focused beams.
The lamp house includes a parabolic back reflector. This lamp house provides a collimated output with efficient light collection capabilities without the need for lenses/refractive optics.