Title

Versatile power supply circuit for xenon flashlamps

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1989

Abstract

A simple, versatile power supply designed to control xenon flashlamps is described. The circuit is configured to utilize an N-channel enhanced metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET), taking the place of commonly used triggering devices such as a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR), or triac. Incorporation of the MOSFET permits flexible control of flash duty cycle and frequency by applying one signal to the transistor's gate. The circuit's versatility is demonstrated using an 8.3-W xenon flashlamp as an excitation source for a photodiode array based HPLC fluorescence detector. A detailed description of the power supply circuit is given, along with information on interfacing the circuit and the photodiode array.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Review of Scientific Instruments

First Page

90

Last Page

95

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