Method and system for driving a plasma-based light source

  • US 7,514,879 B2
  • Filed: 11/24/2004
  • Issued: 04/07/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/25/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of driving a plasma-based light source with an electronic ballast, comprising the steps of:

  • applying a constant current square wave to plasma in the light source; and

    maintaining a current level of the constant current square wave to obtain a temperature of the plasma that maximizes the release of light in the visible and UV light spectrums.

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