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Inductive tuners for microwave driven discharge lamps

United States Patent

November 2, 1999
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An RF powered electrodeless lamp utilizing an inductive tuner in the waveguide which couples the RF power to the lamp cavity, for reducing reflected RF power and causing the lamp to operate efficiently.
Simpson; James E. (Gaithersburg, MD)
Fusion Lighting, Inc. (Rockville, MD)
08/ 787,175
January 23, 1997
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.