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Title: Temperature-sensitive optrode

Abstract

Method and apparatus are provided for measuring temperature and for generating optical signals related to temperature. Light from a fiber optic is directed to a material whose fluorescent response varies with ambient temperature. The same fiber optic delivering the excitation beam also collects a portion of the fluorescent emission for analysis. Signal collection efficiency of the fiber optic is enhanced by requiring that the fluorescent probe material be in the shape of an oblong parabolically tapered solid. Reproducibility is enhanced by using Raman backscatter to monitor excitation beam fluctuations, and by using measurements of fluorescence lifetime.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865603
Patent Number(s):
4542987
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Berkeley, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
temperature-sensitive; optrode; method; apparatus; provided; measuring; temperature; generating; optical; signals; related; light; fiber; optic; directed; material; fluorescent; response; varies; ambient; delivering; excitation; beam; collects; portion; emission; analysis; signal; collection; efficiency; enhanced; requiring; probe; shape; oblong; parabolically; tapered; solid; reproducibility; raman; backscatter; monitor; fluctuations; measurements; fluorescence; lifetime; optical signals; measuring temperature; fiber optic; ambient temperature; optical signal; collection efficiency; probe material; signals related; generating optical; fluorescence lifetime; fluorescent emission; /356/374/

Citation Formats

Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Temperature-sensitive optrode. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Temperature-sensitive optrode. United States.
Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Tue . "Temperature-sensitive optrode". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865603.
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author = {Hirschfeld, Tomas B},
abstractNote = {Method and apparatus are provided for measuring temperature and for generating optical signals related to temperature. Light from a fiber optic is directed to a material whose fluorescent response varies with ambient temperature. The same fiber optic delivering the excitation beam also collects a portion of the fluorescent emission for analysis. Signal collection efficiency of the fiber optic is enhanced by requiring that the fluorescent probe material be in the shape of an oblong parabolically tapered solid. Reproducibility is enhanced by using Raman backscatter to monitor excitation beam fluctuations, and by using measurements of fluorescence lifetime.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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