OBB Arc Lamp Housing

PowerArc™ Broadband Arc Lamp Housing & Power Supply
Specifications

 
PowerArc and Vertical Lamp Housing

The OBB PowerArc™ Arc Lamp Housing with a 75 Watt Xenon Arc Lamp Provides the Same Power Output as a Vertical Lamp Housing with a 450 Watt Xenon Lamp!

OBB PowerArc™ Arc Lamp Housing Optical Specifications

Reflector Selection Guide (dimensions are in millimeters)

Arc Lamp Focal Length Diagram

 

f/4.5 reflector

f/2.5 reflector

f/1 reflector

Focal length (F)

379 mm 240.5 mm 112 mm

Focal point from housing (X)

284.35 mm 151.46 mm 22.25 mm

Beam angle (a)

12.7 degrees 23 degrees 53 degrees

Numerical Aperture N.A.

0.11 0.20 0.45

 

OBB PowerArc™ Arc Lamp Illuminator Optical Specifications

Lamp Wattage

Reflector

Broadband Optical Power
at Focal Point (W)

Focal Point
(FWHM, mm)

75 W Xe f/1 7.5 1.5
75 W Xe f/2.5 7.5 3.2
75 W Xe f/4.5 7.5 5.4
100 W TH Filament f/1 3 7.5
100 W TH Filament f/2.5 3 18
100 W TH Filament f/4.5 3 30
100 W Hg f/1 10 0.9
100 W Hg f/2.5 10 1.2
100 W Hg f/4.5 10 3.4
150 W Xe f/2.5 15 5.8
150 W Xe f/4.5 15 10.5
200 W Hg Xe f/2.5 20 10.4 mm
200 W Hg Xe f/4.5 20 18 mm

 

Please note that spot sizes above are full width half maximum (FWHM) which by definition means that half of the optical power reported above falls outside the FWHM diameter and half of it is inside.

OBB Arc Lamp Brightness Chart and Solar Conversions (Includes KiloArc™)

     

Brightness Inside the FWHM Diameter

Light Source, Lamp & Reflector Combinations

Optical Power (W)

Spot Size FWHM (mm)

Power Density inside FWHM diameter (W/mm^2)

Power Density  inside FWHM diameter (W/cm^2)

Suns inside FWHM diameter (suns)

PowerArc™
100 W Hg
f/1 reflector
10 0.9 7.86 786.35 7863.49
PowerArc™
100 W Hg
f/2.5 reflector
10 1.2 4.42 442.32 4423.21
PowerArc™
75 W Xe
f/1 reflector
7.5 1.5 2.12 212.31 2123.14
PowerArc™
150 W Xe
f/1 reflector
15 2.6 1.41 141.33 1413.33
KiloArc™
1000 W Xe
f/4.5 reflector
100 8 1.00 99.52 995.22
PowerArc™
100 W Hg
f/4.5 reflector
10 3.4 0.55 55.10 550.99
PowerArc™
75 W Xe
f/2.5 reflector
7.5 3.2 0.47 46.65 466.51
PowerArc™
150 W Xe
f/2.5 reflector
15 5.8 0.28 28.40 284.01
PowerArc™
75 W Xe
f/4.5 reflector
7.5 5.4 0.16 16.38 163.82
PowerArc™
150 W Xe
f/4.5 reflector
15 10.5 0.09 8.67 86.66

 

 

75 Watt Switch Mode Arc Lamp Power Supply Specifications

Input (user selectable) 90–274 V AC, 50–60 Hz
Power Rating 50 to 100 watts
Operating Voltage 10 to 25 volts
Operating Current
3 to 7 amps
Pr-Ignition Voltage
65–75 V DC
Ripple at Max Current
< 3% peak to peak
Stability After Warm-up
0.5%
Line Voltage Regulation
< 0.5% current variation for 5 volts line change

 

75 to 150 Watt Universal DC Regulated Arc Lamp Power Supply Specifications

Input (user selectable) 105–120 V/60 Hz or 210–240 V/50 Hz
Power Rating 0 to 150 watts
Operating Voltage 10 to 24 volts
Operating Current
0 to 8 amps
Pr-Ignition Voltage
> 85 volts
Ripple at Max Current
< 10 millivolts
Stability After Warm-up
0.2%
Line Voltage Regulation
0.1% current variation for 5 volts line change
Load Regulation
0.1% current variation for 50% change in load impedance
Dimensions 4.5 x 10.75 x 12.5 inches, 11.5 x 27.3 x 31.8 cm
Weight 12 pounds, 5.45 kg

 

To determine how much light the OBB PowerArc™ delivers in a specific wavelength region for a given lamp refer to the following spectral output curves for the xenon and mercury arc lamps. These curves provide an estimation of the percentage of the total optical output power for a given wavelength range of the emitted light from the lamp.

Arc Lamp Spectrum Band Pass Intensity Charts

Xenon Arc Lamp Spectrum

Xenon Arc Lamp Spectrum

Xenon Arc Lamp Intensity Chart

Wavelength

% output

Wavelength

% output

Wavelength

%output

Wavelength

% output

250-300 2.489 750-800 4.682 1250-1300 0.896 1750-1800 0.345
300-350 3.540 800-850 8.914 1300-1350 0.705 1800-1850 0.306
350-400 4.577 850-900 6.284 1350-1400 0.931 1850-1900 0.306
400-450 5.245 900-950 6.788 1400-1450 0.919 1900-1950 0.306
450-500 5.626 950-1000 5.848 1450-1500 1.118 1950-2000 0.268
500-550 5.214 1000-1050 2.871 1500-1550 0.701 2000-2050 0.345
550-600 5.729 1050-1100 1.953 1550-1600 0.513 2050-2100 0.230
600-650 6.472 1100-1150 1.402 1600-1650 0.515 2100-2150 0.230
650-700 5.649 1150-1200 1.593 1650-1700 0.552 2150-2200 0.230
700-750 4.862 1200-1250 0.846 1700-1750 0.428 TOTAL 100.000

 

Mercury/Xenon Arc Lamp Spectrum

mercury Xenon arc lamp spectrum

Mercury/Xenon Arc Lamp Intensity Chart

Wavelength

% output

Wavelength

% output

Wavelength

%output

Wavelength

% output

260-270 2.205 380-390 0.538 500-510 0.199 800-900 3.186
270-280 2.678 390-400 0.488 510-520 0.199 900-1000 2.947
280-290 2.877 400-410 2.862 520-530 0.199 1000-1100 3.942
290-300 4.231 410-420 0.304 530-540 0.249 1100-1200 3.544
300-310 3.883 420-430 0.319 540-550 3.325 1200-1300 2.190
310-320 5.730 430-440 5.207 550-560 1.563 1300-1400 4.580
320-330 0.538 440-450 0.498 560-570 0.249 1400-1500 2.091
330-340 1.572 450-460 0.199 570-580 3.463 1500-1600 2.449
340-350 0.448 460-470 0.199 580-590 4.908 1600-1700 2.051
350-360 0.886 470-480 0.199 590-600 0.521 1700-1800 2.190
360-370 8.403 480-490 0.229 600-700 3.467 1800-1900 1.990
370-380 1.473 490-500 0.483 700-800 2.041 1900-2000 1.990

 

UV illumination down to 180 nm

Although the spectral output charts above do not show data below 250 nm, the PowerArc can deliver light down to 180 nm, the lowest available wavelength emission of the xenon plasma. Some arc lamps use quartz envelope bulbs that do not transmit UV wavelengths. These lamps are sometimes called ozone free bulbs because they do not emit in the deep UV and hence create ozone when interacting with oxygen in the air. We offer both ozone free and UV enhanced bulb choices, as well as different window materials for the front output of the lamp housing, so that our customers can choose the best components for their requirements.

For requirements below 250 nm please select from one of the two following xenon lamps when requesting your quote.

Part Number

Description

142 75 W suprasil (extended life) xenon arc lamp, output above 180 nm
145 150 W xenon arc lamp, output above 210 nm

 

Determining the PowerArc™ Arc Lamp Housings Specific Energy Output for a Given Wavelength

Example

How much light does the PowerArc™ arc lamp housing provide with a 75 watt xenon arc lamp in a 5 nm optical bandwidth at 400 nm?

The answer is approximately 37.5 mW and here is how we get that answer as well as a cautionary note about this number.

Calculation: The total power of the 75 watt xenon lamp is 7.5 watts broadband (7,500 mW). Referring to the Band Pass Intensity Chart, and graph, for the xenon lamp indicates that at 400 nm there is approximately 5% of the total lamp output in a 50 nm wide band. Therefore in a 5nm bandwidth at 400 nm there will be approximately 0.5% (1/10th of 50 nm) of the total lamp output. This corresponds to 37.5 mW.

Caution about available energy: Remember that not all of this light will be available to you for your application.

Filter for wavelength selection: If you use a 5 nm bandpass filter for wavelength selection, then there will also be losses through the filter as well as coupling losses for any optics you incorporate. Therefore you might end up with19 mW of energy to work with.

Monochromator for wavelength selection: If you are going to use a monochromator to filter and select the 5 nm output at 400 nm, then there are a number of factors to consider before determining exactly how much light will be available through the monochromator. Specifically the slit size required for a 5 nm bandpass, the grating efficiency curve for the grating used, the f/# matching of the monochromator, and the throughput loss of the monochromator coupling. OBB happens to provide a tunable PowerArc™ illuminator that consists of the PowerArc™ lamp housing coupled to a 200 mm focal length monochromator. When using the 75 watt xenon lamp with the f/4.5 ellipsoidal reflector, a considerable amount of light in the original focused spot doesn't even get through the narrow 1.25 mm slits required to obtain a 5nm bandpass with a standard 1,200 l/mm grating. Firstly we have to remember that the 5.4 mm spot is actually the FWHM of the total light focused. This means that approximately half of the total power is outside a 5.4 mm diameter. So, only about 10% of the total focused light gets into the monochromators narrow 1.25 mm slit in the first place. Additionally, depending on the grating used, its wavelength angle, its efficiency curve as well as the coupling loses of the monochromator you will have a total throughput for the monochromator of roughly 30%. This results in about 1 mw of energy delivered through the monochromator at 400 nm in a 5 nm bandpass. Still, 1 mW in a 5 nm bandpass through a monochromator is significantly more than any other commercially available alternative. Refer to the Tunable PowerArc™ web page for the corresponding output curve. Also remember that other monochromator options are available with differing focal lengths and grating resolutions and grating blaze angles that will have an impact of the total throughput.

 

For more information on the PowerArc™ visit the PowerArc™ Applications page.

 
OBB has a policy of continuous product development and reserves the right to amend part numbers, descriptions and specifications without prior notice.
 
 
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