HBO Mercury Vapor Short-Arc Lamps from Osram

Our team’s vast experience in selling and support of Lithography tools, enables Picotech to have a superior understanding of trends end technologies in a field of Lithography and consumable spare parts such as OSRAM HBO UV Mercury lamps.

HBO mercury lamps are short arc lamps in which the luminous arc burns in an atmosphere of mercury vapor at high pressure.

OSRAM HBO mercury lamps are available in wattages ranging from 50 to several thousand watts.

Lamps rated at 350 watts and above are used almost exclusively to manufacture electronic chips in microlithography for such tools as Mask Aligners, Steppers and Scanners.

Lamps rated at less than 200 watts are predominantly used in scientific and technical applications such as:
– Fluorescence microscopy
– Fluorescence endoscopy
– Optical waveguide applications
– Schlieren photography
– Hologram projection
– UV curing

The main characteristics and benefits of OSRAM HBO lamps are:
– High radiance
– Multiline spectrum
– High radiant power in the UV and the visible range
– AC and/or DC operation

Because of their high luminance, UV radiation and internal pressure in both the hot and cold state, HBO lamps may only be operated in enclosed lamp casings specially constructed for the purpose. Mercury is released if the lamp breaks. Special safety precautions must be taken. Please refer to the leaflet included with each lamp or the operating instructions