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Title: Rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source

Abstract

An rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source is provided. The light source comprises a hollow, elongated chamber and at least one center conductor disposed within the hollow, elongated chamber. A portion of each center conductor extends beyond the hollow, elongated chamber. At least one gas capable of forming an electronically excited molecular state is contained within each center conductor. An electrical coupler is positioned concentric to the hollow, elongated chamber and the electrical coupler surrounds the portion of each center conductor that extends beyond the hollow, elongated chamber. A rf-power supply is positioned in an operable relationship to the electrical coupler and an impedance matching network is positioned in an operable relationship to the rf power supply and the electrical coupler.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Williamsburg, VA)
  2. (Norfolk, VA)
  3. (Roanoke, VA)
  4. (Livingston, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SOUTHEASTERN UNIV RESCH ASSN
OSTI Identifier:
873299
Patent Number(s):
6130512
Assignee:
College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA); SURA (Newport News, VA) TJNAF
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rf; capacitively-coupled; electrodeless; light; source; provided; comprises; hollow; elongated; chamber; center; conductor; disposed; portion; extends; gas; capable; forming; electronically; excited; molecular; contained; electrical; coupler; positioned; concentric; surrounds; rf-power; supply; operable; relationship; impedance; matching; network; power; elongated chamber; matching network; operable relationship; conductor disposed; light source; power supply; rf power; center conductor; impedance matching; source comprises; rf capacitively-coupled; capacitively-coupled electrodeless; electrodeless light; /315/

Citation Formats

Manos, Dennis M., Diggs, Jessie, Ametepe, Joseph D., and Fugitt, Jock A. Rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Manos, Dennis M., Diggs, Jessie, Ametepe, Joseph D., & Fugitt, Jock A. Rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source. United States.
Manos, Dennis M., Diggs, Jessie, Ametepe, Joseph D., and Fugitt, Jock A. Sat . "Rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873299.
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title = {Rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source},
author = {Manos, Dennis M. and Diggs, Jessie and Ametepe, Joseph D. and Fugitt, Jock A.},
abstractNote = {An rf capacitively-coupled electrodeless light source is provided. The light source comprises a hollow, elongated chamber and at least one center conductor disposed within the hollow, elongated chamber. A portion of each center conductor extends beyond the hollow, elongated chamber. At least one gas capable of forming an electronically excited molecular state is contained within each center conductor. An electrical coupler is positioned concentric to the hollow, elongated chamber and the electrical coupler surrounds the portion of each center conductor that extends beyond the hollow, elongated chamber. A rf-power supply is positioned in an operable relationship to the electrical coupler and an impedance matching network is positioned in an operable relationship to the rf power supply and the electrical coupler.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
}

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