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Microwave-driven ultraviolet light sources

United States Patent

January 29, 2002
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A microwave-driven ultraviolet (UV) light source is provided. The light source comprises an over-moded microwave cavity having at least one discharge bulb disposed within the microwave cavity. At least one magnetron probe is coupled directly to the microwave cavity.
Manos; Dennis M. (Williamsburg, VA), Diggs; Jessie (Norfolk, VA), Ametepe; Joseph D. (Roanoke, VA)
College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
09/ 382,843
August 25, 1999
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of SURA Contract No. 94D8358901 awarded by the Department of Energy.