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Miniaturized photoacoustic spectrometer

United States Patent

August 9, 2016
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A low-power miniaturized photoacoustic sensor uses an optical microphone made by semiconductor fabrication techniques, and optionally allows for all-optical communication to and from the sensor. This allows integration of the photoacoustic sensor into systems with special requirements, such as those that would be reactive in an electrical discharge condition. The photoacoustic sensor can also be operated in various other modes with wide application flexibility.
Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM), Robinson; Alex (Albuquerque, NM), Nielson; Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Resnick; Paul J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 056,863
October 17, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-97AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.