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Non-contact pumping of light emitters via non-radiative energy transfer

United States Patent

January 5, 2010
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A light emitting device is disclosed including a primary light source having a defined emission photon energy output, and, a light emitting material situated near to said primary light source, said light emitting material having an absorption onset equal to or less in photon energy than the emission photon energy output of the primary light source whereby non-radiative energy transfer from said primary light source to said light emitting material can occur yielding light emission from said light emitting material.
Klimov; Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM), Achermann; Marc (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 843,737
May 11, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.