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Optical-fiber marine fluorosensor for the measurement of phytoplankton populations
Author(s): Daniel McStay; Robert G. Milne; Patricia M. Pollard; J. Dunn
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Paper Abstract

A compact, rugged and portable white light optical fiber fluorosensor capable of giving real time measurements of marine phytoplankton populations of 0.1 (mu) g/l is reported. The excitation light is amplitude modulated and a phase sensitive detection system is employed. Results from a series of sea trials of the system in the North Sea during June 1993 have shown that the system is relatively insensitive to down welling light, has long term stability and does not suffer from fouling. The results from the system are shown to compare favorably with results obtained by conventional phytoplankton sampling methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2321, Second International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '94, (5 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182046
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Daniel McStay, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert G. Milne, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Patricia M. Pollard, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Dunn, Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Dept./Marine Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2321:
Second International Conference on Optoelectronic Science and Engineering '94
Wang Da-Heng; Anna Consortini; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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