Accession Number:

ADD019334

Title:

Wavelength Independent Optical Probe

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 4 Oct 96, patented 6 Oct 98,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-06

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An optical probe for illuminating a location outside or inside a medical patient with a range of optical wavelengths appropriate to both diagnostic and surgical procedures comprises a polarization-preserving optical waveguide to conduct a polarized light beam to a polarizing beamsplitter, an optical detector to detect light deflected by the beamsplitter, a quarter-wave plate to couple the light between a non-refractive focusing element and a target, and a probe enclosure.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE