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1. WO2018132800 - MODULAR BROADBAND LIGHT SOURCE WITH LAMP INSERT AND METHODS OF USE

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What is claimed:

1. A broadband light source, comprising:

at least one lamp housing defining at least one body insert receiver therein, the at least lamp housing having at least one outlet port formed thereon;

at least one lamp body insert configured to be positionable within the at least one body insert receiver, the at least one lamp body insert configured to detachably coupled to the at least one lamp housing;

at least one thermal managing assembly coupled to the at least one lamp body insert and defining at least one lamp receiving area, the at least one lamp body insert having at least one Xenon arc lamp positionable within the at least one lamp receiving area and in optical communication with the at least one outlet port formed on the at least one lamp housing;

at least one processor device coupled to at least one of the at least one lamp housing and the at least one lamp body insert, the at least one processor device in communication with the at least one Xenon arc lamp, the at least one processor device configured to measure at least one cumulative run time of the at least one Xenon arc lamp;

at least one heat dissipation device and at least one lamp sensor device in communication with the at least one Xenon arc lamp; and

at least one interface connector in communication with at least one of the at least one Xenon arc lamp, the at least one heat dissipation device and the at least one lamp sensor device via at least one interface cable, the at least one interface cable configured to provide electrical power to the at least one Xenon arc lamp.

2. The broadband light source of claim 1 wherein the thermal managing assembly further comprises at least one protective fixture with at least one protective fixture outlet port formed thereon, the protective fixture outlet port in optical communication with the outlet port formed on the lamp housing.

3. The broadband light source of claim 2 wherein the at least one protective fixture has a spherical shape.

4. The broadband light source of claim 2 wherein the shape of the at least one protective fixture is selected from the group consisting of elliptical, planar, paraboloid and parabolic cylindrical.

5. The broadband light source of claim 1 wherein the processor device is configured to measure at least one characteristic of the Xenon arc lamp.

6. The broadband light source of claim 5 wherein the at least one characteristic of the Xenon arc lamp is selected from the group consisting of output optical power, output optical intensity, output spectrum, operating temperature, operating current and operating voltage of the Xenon arc lamp.

7. The broadband light source of claim 1 wherein the processor device is in communication with at least one external control source via at least one control connector.

8. A modular light source, comprising:

at least one lamp housing defining at least one body insert receiver therein, the at least one lamp housing having at least one outlet port formed thereon;

at least one lamp body insert configured to be positionable within the at least one body insert receiver, the at least one lamp body insert configured to detachably couple to the at least one lamp housing;

at least one thermal managing assembly coupled to the at least one lamp body insert and defining at least one lamp receiving area, the least one lamp body insert with at least one lamp positionable in the at least one lamp receiving area and in optical communication with the at least one outlet port formed on the at least one lamp housing;

at least one heat dissipation device and at least one lamp sensor device in communication with the at least one lamp;

at least one interface connector in communication with at least one of the at least one lamp, the at least one heat dissipation device and the at least one lamp sensor device via at least one interface cable, the at least one interface cable configured to provide electrical power to the at least one lamp; and

at least one processor device coupled to at least one of the at least one lamp housing and the at least one lamp body insert, the at least one processor device in communication with the at least one lamp, the at least one lamp sensor device and the at least one heat dissipation device, the processor device configured with at least one information display.

9. The modular light source of claim 8, wherein the thermal managing assembly further comprises at least one protective fixture with at least one protective fixture outlet port formed thereon, the protective fixture outlet port in optical communication with the outlet port formed on the lamp housing.

10. The modular light source of claim 9 wherein the at least one protective fixture has a spherical shape.

11. The modular light source of claim 9 wherein the shape of the at least one protective fixture is selected from the group consisting of elliptical, planar, paraboloid and parabolic cylindrical.

12. The modular light source of claim 8 wherein the at least one lamp comprises at least one arc lamp.

13. The modular light source of claim 12 wherein the at least one arc lamp is selected from the group consisting of Xenon arc lamps, Mercury-Xenon arc lamps, Mercury arc lamps, Deuterium arc lamps, Carbon arc lamps, Krypton arc lamps and Sodium gas-discharge lamps.

14. The modular light source of claim 8 wherein the at least one lamp comprises at least one incandescent lamp.

15. The modular light source of claim 8 wherein the at least one lamp comprises at least one semiconductor light source.

16. The modular light source of claim 15 wherein the at least one semiconductor light source is selected from the group consisting of light emitting diodes, superluminescent diodes, and laser diodes.

17. The modular light source of claim 15 wherein the at least one semiconductor light source comprises at least one LED device, the LED devices emitting output signals having substantially the same spectral output.

18. The modular light source of claim 15 wherein the at least one semiconductor light source comprises multiple LED device, the LED device emitting output signals having a variety of spectral outputs.

19. The modular light source of claim 8 wherein the at least one information display is configured to display at least one characteristic of the at least one lamp.

20. The modular light source of claim 19 wherein the at least one characteristic of the at least one lamp is cumulative run time.

21. The modular light source of claim 19 wherein the at least one characteristic of the lamp is selected from the group consisting of output optical power, output optical intensity, output spectrum, operating temperature, operating current and operating voltage of the Xenon arc lamp.

22. The modular light source of claim 8 further comprising at least one control connector configured to receive and transmit signals from the modular light source to at least one external control source configured to provide at least one of at least one power signal and at least one control signal to the modular light source.

23. A broadband light source module, comprising:

at least one lamp body insert comprising at least one thermal managing assembly defining at least one lamp receiving area therein, the thermal managing assembly configured with at least-one protective fixture defining at least one protective fixture outlet port formed thereon;

at least one broadband lamp positionable within the at least one lamp receiving area and in optical communication with the at least one protective fixture outlet port, and configured to emit optical radiation through the at least one protective fixture outlet port;

at least one heat dissipation device and at least one lamp sensor device in communication with the at least one broadband lamp; and

at least one interface connector in communication with at least one of the at least one broadband lamp, the at least one heat dissipation device and the at least one lamp sensor device via at least one interface cable, the at least one interface cable configured to provide electrical power to the at least one broadband lamp.

24. The broadband light source module of claim 23 wherein the protective fixture has a spherical shape.

25. The broadband light source module of claim 23 wherein the shape of the at least one protective fixture is selected from the group consisting of elliptical, planar, paraboloid and parabolic cylindrical.

26. The broadband light source module of claim 23 wherein the at least one broadband lamp comprises at least one arc lamp.

27. The broadband light source of claim 26 wherein the at least one arc lamp is selected from the group consisting of Mercury-Xenon arc lamps, Mercury arc lamps, Deuterium lamps, Carbon arc lamps, Krypton arc lamps and Sodium gas-discharge arc lamps.

28. The broadband light source module of claim 23 wherein the at least one broadband lamp comprises at least one incandescent lamp.

29. The broadband light source module of claim 23 wherein the at least one broadband lamp comprises at least one semiconductor light source.

30. The broadband light source module of claim 29 wherein the at least one semiconductor light source is selected from the group consisting of light emitting diodes, superluminescent diodes, and laser diodes.