Image Number 6 for United States Patent #7554053.
A plasma system is disclosed. The plasma system includes a microwave waveguide assembly having a longitudinal axis parallel with a first axis. The plasma system also includes a plasma tube assembly intersecting the microwave waveguide assembly. The plasma tube assembly has a longitudinal axis parallel with a second axis that is substantially orthogonal with the first axis. The plasma tube assembly also has a plasma-sustaining region defined by an upstream plurality of plasma traps and a downstream plurality of plasma traps.