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Fiberoptic probe and system for spectral measurements

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
5,822,072
October 13, 1998
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A fused fiberoptic probe, a system, method and embodiments thereof for conducting 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. 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.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Young; Jack P. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 792,510
January 31, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC05-84OR21400 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.