Patent Number: 8,791,635

Title: Short arc discharge lamp

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a short arc discharge lamp which has a cathode electrode structure formed by solid-phase bonding a tip part made of thoriated tungsten to a body part made of tungsten. According to the present invention, the bonding strength between the body part and the tip part is increased to the same level as the mechanical strength of tungsten, thus preventing a breakage from being caused on a junction interface. For this, on a section of the cathode electrode taken along a line perpendicular to the junction interface, in an arbitrary portion of 500 .mu.m or more in length along the junction interface, when a length of the arbitrary portion along the junction interface is set to L.sub.0, and a sum of lengths of tungsten crystal grains, along the junction interface, that are present through the junction interface is set to L, (L/L0).gtoreq.0.16 is satisfied.

Inventors: Yasuda; Yukio (Himeji, JP), Uchino; Akiko (Himeji, JP)

Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01J 17/06 (20060101); H01J 9/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018