|The standard MegaSun lamp is over three inches in diameter to
withstand the impulse from a 10 kJ short pulse and still survive for many flashes.
Some tests require different lamp configurations instead of, or in addition to, the standard lamps
in a typical three-lamp setup. Examples include:
|>||2" diameter lamp successfully used in an underground test|
|>||1.5" diameter lamp with a reservoir|
|>||3" diameter thick-walled lamp for 15 kJ pulses|
|>||Area (multiple streamer) discharge|
Longer lamps of 18", 24" and 30" have been successfully fired with the system; the total arc length
of the longest sequence tested was 54". For a different application, we combined five lamps
(each with a 1.5" diameter) to yield a compact set of lamps with a 6" x 6" radiating area.
Other lamp variations include fused silica lamps for long lifetime (survivable only with lower
power, longer pulses).
Please let us know: Which
lamp variations would you find useful and why?