π-Photon is a novel microplasma-based ultraviolet source that combines high power, exceptional uniformity, and versatility in a compact modular form factor.
Available emission wavelengths: 172 nm, 222 nm, 308 nm.
Efficient light source, integrated power supply, passive cooling, and internal purge system means that everything needed for operation is contained in the system itself. Just plug in the included 12 V power adapter, connect to a purge-gas source with the 1/4" quick-connect fitting (purging is required for 172 nm systems only), and the π-Photon is ready for use.
Using a modular design approach, the π-Photon provides capability "right-out-of-the-box" for:
|172 nm||222 nm||308 nm|
|Output intensity||> 10 mW/cm2||> 1 mW/cm2||> 2 mW/cm2|
|Full width at the half maximum (FWHM)||8.9 nm||3.2 nm||6.5 nm|
|Light emission aperture||42mm × 42mm|
|Intensity variation over clear aperture||< 3%|
|Warm up time (from 0 to 95% rated output intensity)||< 2 s|
|DC input voltage||12 V|
|Recommended purge gases||Dry Nitrogen, Argon||Purging not required||Purging not required|
|Purge gas flow rate*||0.3 - 1 SCFM (8.5 - 28 L/min)||-||-|
|Lamp lifetime||> 3000 hours||> 2000 hours||> 1000 hours|
|Transmitting environments and materials||Nitrogen, Argon, UV-grade fused silica*, High vacuum||Air, Nitrogen, Argon, UV-grade fused silica*||Air, Nitrogen, Argon, UV-grade fused silica*|
* UV-grade fused silica transmission spectrum must be verified by manufacturer