Applied physics

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 321–325 | Cite as

Simulation of the dynamic behaviour of high pressure discharge lamps

  • W. Heering
Contributed Papers


A new differential equation representing the time dependence of high-pressure arc conductance for any given lamp parameter is derived. This is useful in order to predict ac characteristics for various operating conditions. A comparison of measured dynamic data of a high-pressure mercury lamp with computations confirms the fair agreement between theory and experiment.




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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Heering
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  1. 1.Lichttechnisches InstitutUniversität (TH)KarlsruheFed. Rep. Germany

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