Hollow-cathode lamp

A hollow-cathode lamp (HCL) is type of cold cathode lamp used in physics and chemistry as a spectral line source and as a frequency tuner for light sources such as lasers. An HCL takes advantage of the hollow cathode effect, which causes conduction at a lower voltage and with more current than a cold cathode lamp that does not have a hollow cathode.


A hollow-cathode lamp (HCL) is type of cold cathode lamp used in physics and chemistry as a spectral line source and as a frequency tuner for light sources such as lasers. An HCL takes advantage of the hollow cathode effect, which causes conduction at a lower voltage and with more current than a cold cathode lamp that does not have a hollow cathode.
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