Spectroscopy illuminator with improved delivery efficiency for high optical density and reduced thermal load

  • US 6,711,426 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2002
  • Issued: 03/23/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An improved broadband spectroscopy illuminator comprising:

  • a broadband light source and an optical coupling means for coupling the light source to a target region, said source and optical coupling means configured and arranged to achieve an improved efficiency of delivery to said region with a high optical density of at least 1 mW/cm2 and a low transferable thermal load of no more than 100 mW heat per mW usable optical power delivered.

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