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Multi-function diamond film fiberoptic probe and measuring system employing same

United States Patent

5,841,545
November 24, 1998
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A fused fiberoptic probe having a protective cover, a fiberoptic probe system, and embodiments thereof for conducting electromagnetic spectral measurements are disclosed. The fused fiberoptic probe comprises a probe tip having a specific geometrical configuration, an exciting optical fiber and at least one collection optical fiber fused within a housing, preferrably silica, with a protective cover disposed over at least a portion of the probe tip. The specific geometrical configurations in which the probe tip can be shaped include a slanted probe tip with an angle greater than 0.degree., an inverted cone-shaped probe tip, and a lens head.
Young; Jack P. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 529,128
September 15, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC05-840R21400 awarded by the Office of Industrial Processes, U.S. Department of Energy to Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., and the Government has certain rights in this invention.