Optical study of pre-breakdown processes in compact fluorescent lamps

M.F. Gendre, M.D. Bowden, M. Haverlag, H.C.M. Nieuwenhuizen, van den, J.W.A.M. Gielen, G.M.W. Kroesen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Plasma breakdown is the process that occurs when a voltage is applied across an electrode gap and the neutral gas in the gap becomes ionized and electrically conducting. The goal of our research is to study breakdown processes experimentally on a sub-nanosecond timescale, so that features of breakdown can be observed with adequate time and spatial resolution. In this paper, we describe the measurement system and measurement methods for this study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in low temperature plasma diagnostics V : Villaggio Cardigliano Specchia (LE) - Italy, April 3-7, 2003 : papers
Place of PublicationBari
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Dive into the research topics of 'Optical study of pre-breakdown processes in compact fluorescent lamps'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this