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ApplicationNo. 311792 filed on 05/13/1999
US Classes:378/65, Therapy378/136With specific cathode
ExaminersPrimary: Church, Craig E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH01J 035/06
AbstractThis invention is directed to a radiation source comprising a power supply, a flexible fiber optic cable assembly, a light source, and a target assembly. The power supply includes a first terminal and a second terminal, and elements for establishing an output voltage between the first terminal and the second terminal. The flexible fiber optical cable assembly has an originating end and a terminating end, and includes a fiber optical element extending from the originating end to the terminating end. The cable is adapted for transmitting light incident on the originating end to the terminating end. The light source includes elements for generating a beam of light at and directed to the originating end of the fiber optical cable assembly. The target assembly is affixed to the terminating end of the fiber optical cable assembly and is electrically coupled to the power supply by way of the first terminal and the second terminal. The target assembly includes elements for emitting radiation in a predetermined spectral range, in response to light transmitted to the terminating end.