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Energy Efficient Multi Mirror Illuminator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000054091D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Santy, WG Tibbetts, RE Wilczynski, JS [+details]

Abstract

An illuminator is described in which an array of mirror systems collects light from different parts of the emission field of a light source (such as a mercury arc), each mirror collection system focussing light onto a separate fiber-optic bundle, the output ends of the bundles being assembled together to form an exit surface which emits light more uniformly than the source did.