xenon flash lamp(redirected from flashtube)
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xenon flash lamp[′zē‚nän ′flash ‚lamp]
A flash tube containing xenon gas, which produces an intense peak of radiant energy at a wavelength of 566 nanometers when a high direct-current pulsed voltage is applied between electrodes at opposite ends of the tube.
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