A CDE Definition
A gas laser in which a very short electrical pulse excites a mixture containing a halogen such as fluorine and a rare gas such as argon or krypton. It produces a brief, intense pulse of ultraviolet light. The output of an excimer laser is used for writing patterns on semiconductor chips, because the short wavelength can write very fine lines. In fiber optics, it is used to write fiber Bragg gratings. See ultraviolet light.
An invisible band of radiation at the upper end of the visible light spectrum. With wavelengths from 10 to 400 nm, ultraviolet (UV) starts at the end of visible light and ends at the beginning of X-rays. The primary source of ultraviolet light is the sun, and most of the UV that reaches earth is in the lower-frequency, longer-wavelength Ultraviolet "A" region (see below).
Although ultraviolet (UV) light is widely known as a disinfectant, it is also used to erase EPROM chips. After several minutes of exposure to UV light, the chip can be programmed again (see EPROM).
Ultraviolet Region Nanometers (nm)
Long Wave "A" UVA 315-400
Medium Wave "B" UVB 280-315
Short Wave "C" UVC 100-280
Near NUV 300-400
Middle MUV 200-300
Far FUV 122-200
Vacuum VUV 10-200
Extreme EUV 10-121
Deep DUV Below 300
Ultraviolet in the Spectrum
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