Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced its first high brightness deuterium (H2D2) light source, featuring a deuterium lamp that emits UV light at intensity 6 times higher than the company's conventional L2D2 range of lamps. Even with this increased brightness the lifetime of the lamp is not comprised, with 1,000 hours guaranteed. The stability remains excellent at 0.05% peak-to-peak.
The lamp only requires air cooling when used in the dedicated housing. Hamamatsu has also produced an optimised power supply for best possible use of the lamp. The lamp is available with either MgF2 or synthetic silica window for a choice of UV output.
The H2D2 source is suitable for a wide range of applications including; spectrophotometry, semiconductor inspection and film thickness measurements among others.