Wavelength Independent Optical Probe
Patent, Filed 4 Oct 96, patented 6 Oct 98,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Optical Detection and Detectors