Microwave Excitation of Fluorescent Lamps

Year: 2016

Authors: Longo I., Ferrari C.

Autors Affiliation: INO, National Institute of Optics of CNR, S.S. “A. Gozzini”, CNR Research Area of Pisa. 1, G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa (Italy)

Abstract: The excitation of a commercial fluorescent
lamp is obtained with easy using a coaxial dipole
antenna placed along its external surface. We present
the results obtained making direct comparison between
the luminous flux emitted by a commercial fluorescent
lamp fed with 220 V ac power or, alternatively, with
microwave power at 2.545 GHz. The luminous efficiency
attainable with microwaves and details on the
associated technology are reported. An account of the
possible advantages of the novel method of excitation are
also given in view of the construction of fluorescent
lamps of industrial and civil interest.


Volume: 3 (10)      Pages from: 230  to: 237

More Information: DOI: 10.22161/ijaers/3.10.37
KeyWords: fluorescent lamp; microwave excitation; electrodeless lamp
DOI: 10.22161/ijaers/3.10.37