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Fiber optic coupled optical sensor

United States Patent

August 28, 2001
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A displacement sensor includes a first optical fiber for radiating light to a target, and a second optical fiber for receiving light from the target. The end of the first fiber is adjacent and not axially aligned with the second fiber end. A lens focuses light from the first fiber onto the target and light from the target onto the second fiber.
Fleming; Kevin J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 209,314
December 9, 1998
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.