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Fiber optic sensor and method for making

United States Patent

May 18, 2010
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A fiber optic sensor including a fiber having a modified surface integral with the fiber wherein the modified surface includes an open pore network with optical agents dispersed within the open pores of the open pore network. Methods for preparing the fiber optic sensor are also provided. The fiber optic sensors can withstand high temperatures and harsh environments.
Vartuli; James Scott (Rexford, NY), Bousman; Kenneth Sherwood (Albany, NY), Deng; Kung-Li (Waterford, NY), McEvoy; Kevin Paul (Ballston Spa, NY), Xia; Hua (Altamont, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
11/ 780,701
July 20, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42438 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.