Compact laser pumped plasma light source: XWS-30

The XWS-30 is a very compact laser pumped plasma light source from Isteq.

Laser, electronics and lamp unit are all built in one housing.

The principle of XWS light sources is based on the well-known phenomenon of optical discharge. A CW laser is used to drive the Xenon plasma. During operation, the light source works without electrodes, which leads to a significant longer lifetime. The laser operation also ensures high radiance (brilliance, brightness) and excellent performance in the UV range.

The light sources were developed as a replacement for traditional gas discharge lamps (deuterium, halogen, xenon etc.) and LEDs and are ideal for coupling into narrow slits of a monochromator / spectrometer or optical system.

The XWS-30 offers high brilliance and power over a very wide spectral range of 190-2500 nm and has a 1″ window, where the light can be coupled out via mirrors or lenses. Optionally, the XWS-30 is also available with fiber coupling.