Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Aperture lamp

United States Patent

January 21, 2003
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
A discharge lamp includes means for containing a light emitting fill, the fill being capable of absorbing light at one wavelength and re-emitting the light at a different wavelength, the light emitted from the fill having a first spectral power distribution in the absence of reflection of light back into the fill; means for exciting the fill to cause the fill to emit light; and means for reflecting some of the light emitted by the fill back into the fill while allowing some light to exit, the exiting light having a second spectral power distribution with proportionately more light in the visible region as compared to the first spectral power distribution, wherein the light re-emitted by the fill is shifted in wavelength with respect to the absorbed light and the magnitude of the shift is in relation to an effective optical path length. Another discharge lamp includes an envelope; a fill which emits light when excited disposed in the envelope; a source of excitation power coupled to the fill to excite the fill and cause the fill to emit light; and a reflective ceramic structure disposed around the envelope and defining an light emitting opening, wherein the structure comprises a sintered body built up directly on the envelope and made from a combination of alumina and silica.
MacLennan; Donald A. (Gaithersburg, MD), Turner; Brian P. (Damascus, MD)
Fusion Lighting, Inc. (Rockville, MD)
09/ 874,374
June 6, 2001
This invention was made with Government Support under Contract No. DE-FG01-95EE23796 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.