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Title: Remote multi-position information gathering system and method

Abstract

A technique for gathering specific information from various remote locations, especially fluorimetric information characteristic of particular materials at the various locations is disclosed herein. This technique uses a single source of light disposed at still a different, central location and an overall optical network including an arrangement of optical fibers cooperating with the light source for directing individual light beams into the different information bearing locations. The incoming light beams result in corresponding displays of light, e.g., fluorescent light, containing the information to be obtained. The optical network cooperates with these light displays at the various locations for directing ongoing light beams containing the same information as their cooperating displays from these locations to the central location. Each of these outgoing beams is applied to a detection arrangement, e.g., a fluorescence spectroscope, for retrieving the information contained thereby.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865793
Patent Number(s):
4577109
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Berkeley, CA) LLNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
remote; multi-position; information; gathering; method; technique; specific; various; locations; especially; fluorimetric; characteristic; particular; materials; disclosed; single; source; light; disposed; central; location; overall; optical; network; including; arrangement; fibers; cooperating; directing; individual; beams; bearing; incoming; result; corresponding; displays; fluorescent; containing; obtained; cooperates; ongoing; outgoing; applied; detection; fluorescence; spectroscope; retrieving; contained; remote locations; position information; information contained; single source; fluorescent light; incoming light; optical fibers; light source; optical fiber; light beam; light beams; remote location; optical network; central location; various locations; remote multi-position; multi-position information; specific information; beams containing; bearing locations; light displays; light disposed; outgoing beams; network including; network cooperates; particular materials; particular material; overall optical; various remote; beams result; fibers cooperating; gathering specific; fluorimetric information; fluorescence spectroscope; especially fluorimetric; directing individual; detection arrangement; cooperating displays; corresponding displays; individual light; information gathering; information bearing; information characteristic; outgoing beam; /250/374/422/436/

Citation Formats

Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Remote multi-position information gathering system and method. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Remote multi-position information gathering system and method. United States.
Hirschfeld, Tomas B. Wed . "Remote multi-position information gathering system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865793.
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title = {Remote multi-position information gathering system and method},
author = {Hirschfeld, Tomas B.},
abstractNote = {A technique for gathering specific information from various remote locations, especially fluorimetric information characteristic of particular materials at the various locations is disclosed herein. This technique uses a single source of light disposed at still a different, central location and an overall optical network including an arrangement of optical fibers cooperating with the light source for directing individual light beams into the different information bearing locations. The incoming light beams result in corresponding displays of light, e.g., fluorescent light, containing the information to be obtained. The optical network cooperates with these light displays at the various locations for directing ongoing light beams containing the same information as their cooperating displays from these locations to the central location. Each of these outgoing beams is applied to a detection arrangement, e.g., a fluorescence spectroscope, for retrieving the information contained thereby.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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