We investigated pure Xe discharge primarily as a source of vacuum ultraviolet for discharge lamps, using a multi-dual hollow cathode. One of the problems associated with the discharge properties of Xe gas is its easy constriction. We prevented the problem by using an electrode configured as a multi-dual microhollow cathode. This result originated from auxiliary charge particles generated in a lamp discharge space and less variation of electron generation rate, which reduced thermal instability and as a result sequentially suppressed the constriction of Xe discharge. Furthermore, we observed that a six-channel flat-panel lamp could be driven with a pulse power supply.
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