light source

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Noun1.light source - any device serving as a source of illuminationlight source - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
anchor light, riding lamp, riding light - a light in the rigging of a ship that is riding at anchor
blinker, flasher - a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages
fairy light - a small colored light used for decoration (especially at Christmas)
flood lamp, floodlight, photoflood, flood - light that is a source of artificial illumination having a broad beam; used in photography
headlamp, headlight - a powerful light with reflector; attached to the front of an automobile or locomotive
houselights - lights that illuminate the audience's part of a theater or other auditorium
jacklight - a light used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night
navigation light - light on an airplane that indicates the plane's position and orientation; red light on the left (port) wing tip and green light on the right (starboard) wing tip
night-light - light (as a candle or small bulb) that burns in a bedroom at night (as for children or invalids)
panel light - a light to illuminate an instrument panel
room light - light that provides general illumination for a room
sconce - a candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce
searchlight - a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
running light, sidelight - light carried by a boat that indicates the boat's direction; vessels at night carry a red light on the port bow and a green light on the starboard bow
source of illumination - any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
strip lighting - light consisting of long tubes (instead of bulbs) that provide the illumination
theater light - any of various lights used in a theater
torch - a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
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a developer of high-brightness extreme light sources for advanced semiconductor inspection and metrology applications, today announced it has reached a key performance benchmark for its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source for high-volume manufacturing (HVM)-readiness.
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A different light source being tested will read layers of only 5 microns.
Its integrated light source eliminates the need for external illumination and makes it insensitive to ambient light.
s 9300XSP Xenon 300-watt light source delivers more than 600,000 lux of high-intensity white light for illumination of a surgical field or other area of examination or operation.
The new EUV light source enables chip makers to continue increasing the speed of advanced chips for over 10 years.