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Title: Optical probe

Abstract

A compact optical probe is disclosed particularly useful for analysis of emissions in industrial environments. The instant invention provides a geometry for optically-based measurements that allows all optical components (source, detector, rely optics, etc.) to be located in proximity to one another. The geometry of the probe disclosed herein provides a means for making optical measurements in environments where it is difficult and/or expensive to gain access to the vicinity of a flow stream to be measured. Significantly, the lens geometry of the optical probe allows the analysis location within a flow stream being monitored to be moved while maintaining optical alignment of all components even when the optical probe is focused on a plurality of different analysis points within the flow stream.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Pleasanton, CA)
  2. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872519
Patent Number(s):
5953120
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; probe; compact; disclosed; particularly; useful; analysis; emissions; industrial; environments; instant; provides; geometry; optically-based; measurements; allows; components; source; detector; rely; optics; etc; located; proximity; means; difficult; expensive; access; vicinity; flow; stream; measured; significantly; lens; location; monitored; moved; maintaining; alignment; focused; plurality; optical alignment; optical measurements; optical components; particularly useful; optical probe; flow stream; analysis location; optical component; optical measurement; probe allows; /356/

Citation Formats

Hencken, Kenneth, and Flower, William L. Optical probe. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hencken, Kenneth, & Flower, William L. Optical probe. United States.
Hencken, Kenneth, and Flower, William L. Fri . "Optical probe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872519.
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title = {Optical probe},
author = {Hencken, Kenneth and Flower, William L.},
abstractNote = {A compact optical probe is disclosed particularly useful for analysis of emissions in industrial environments. The instant invention provides a geometry for optically-based measurements that allows all optical components (source, detector, rely optics, etc.) to be located in proximity to one another. The geometry of the probe disclosed herein provides a means for making optical measurements in environments where it is difficult and/or expensive to gain access to the vicinity of a flow stream to be measured. Significantly, the lens geometry of the optical probe allows the analysis location within a flow stream being monitored to be moved while maintaining optical alignment of all components even when the optical probe is focused on a plurality of different analysis points within the flow stream.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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