A light source is a complete system capable of
illumination, consisting of a lamp, a lamp housing, a power supply, and
necessary optics, cables, and hardware.
Sciencetech manufactures a variety of light sources with applications for both research and industry. For more information about our light sources and capabilities select a product group below and contact us at sales contact today!
SCIENCETECH offers light sources from UV to Infrared. A complete light source typically includes the lamp mounted in a housing with condensing/coupling optics, a power supply and all the necessary cables and hardware. For spectroscopic applications, a DC stabilized power supply is required. Arc sources also include a stand-alone igniter to break down the gas and establish the plasma discharge. A full line of accessories such as light condensers and collimators, filters, optical feedback units output stabilization and light shutters are available.
We offer several standard types of light sources:
Xenon Arc lamp Light Sources. Arc lamps contain plasma confined in a quartz envelope, which produces radiation from 200nm to 2.5um. They have a very strong ultraviolet output and, since the emitting plasma volume is very small, their brightness in the visible region is approximately one order of magnitude higher than that of QTH sources, making them excellent for illuminating small targets. The main arc bulb types are Xenon (Xe), Mercury (Hg), Mercury-Xenon (Hg-Xe) and metal halide under high pressure for maximum brightness.
Quartz Tungsten Halogen. (QTH) Light from QTH lamps is emitted by a heated filament. The filament is enclosed in a quartz envelope filled with gases. The spectral distribution is close to that of a blackbody curve with a color temperature of approximately 3000°K. QTH lamps have a useful spectral output from 300nm to 2.7µm.
Deuterium and Dual Deuterium Tungsten . Deuterium (D2) sources are ideal for UV spectroscopy since they have a high ultraviolet output with little visible and infrared emission. UV grade fused silica envelopes can also be used, instead of the standard UV glass envelope, for missions below 180 nm.
Coupling our capabilities in light source manufacture and spectroscopy allows us to manufacture complete systems such as our Sciencetech Tunable Light Source.
Our expertise extends to Sciencetech Solar Simulators which are broad band light sources with specific spectral and radiant intensity properties.