Laser-driven light source

  • US 8,309,943 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2011
  • Issued: 11/13/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A light source, comprising:

  • a chamber;

    an ignition source for ionizing a medium within the chamber;

    a laser for providing energy to the ionized medium within the chamber to produce a light; and

    a blocker suspended along a path the energy travels and blocking the energy provided to the ionized medium that is not absorbed by the ionized medium.

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