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System for diffusing light from an optical fiber or light guide

United States Patent

7,386,203
June 10, 2008
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A system for diffusing light from an optical fiber wherein the optical fiber is coupled to a light source, comprising forming a polymer element adapted to be connected to the optical fiber and incorporating a scattering element with the polymer element wherein the scattering element diffuses the light from the polymer element. The apparatus of the present invention comprises a polymer element operatively connected to the optical fiber and a scattering element operatively connected with the shape polymer element that diffuses the light from the polymer element.
Maitland; Duncan J. (Pleasant Hill, CA), Small, IV; Ward (Livermore, CA), Wilson; Thomas S. (San Leandro, CA), Benett; William J. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 489,138
20080019657
July 18, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.