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Measurement of isotopic ratio by tunable diode laser spectroscopy
Author(s): Bradley A. Hare; James A. Rallis
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Paper Abstract

Although the utility of medical diagnostics based on stable isotope breath tests is well established, the instrumentation available to implement these procedures has been a barrier to their introduction. A tunable diode laser spectrometer for the measurement of isotopic ratios in a clinical setting will be described. The diode laser-based system allows direct measurement without any sample preparation at a cost significantly lower than current techniques. The system design and performance will be presented along with the considerations necessary to allow the instrument to be viable in the clinical environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1650, Medical Lasers and Systems, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137514
Show Author Affiliations
Bradley A. Hare, Laser Photonics, Inc. (United States)
James A. Rallis, Laser Photonics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1650:
Medical Lasers and Systems
David M. Harris; Stuart D. Harman, Editor(s)

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