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Remote fluorescence lifetime inspection of hermeticity of packaged food containers
Author(s): Edgar A. Mendoza; Cornelia Kempen; Sunjian Sun; Yan Esterkin
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes recent progress towards the development of a remote “frequency-domain” fluorescence lifetime (SeePhase™) monitor used for the real time hermetic seal leak inspection of packaged food containers. A multitude of food goods, meets, vegetables, and beverages are typically packaged within an inert environment to reduce the risk of bacteria growth and increase the storage life of the food product. The SeePhase™ system uses a multi-parameter oxygen, carbon dioxide, and moisture sensitive patch that is placed within the hermetic sealed food package. Upon the presence of gases oxygen, carbon dioxide, or moisture inside the hermetic sealed food package, the sensor patch produces a fluorescence lifetime signature characteristic of a hermetic seal leak damage of the package.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9202, Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V, 92020P (15 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064345
Show Author Affiliations
Edgar A. Mendoza, Redondo Optics, Inc. (United States)
Cornelia Kempen, Redondo Optics, Inc. (United States)
Sunjian Sun, Redondo Optics, Inc. (United States)
Yan Esterkin, Redondo Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9202:
Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress; Edgar A. Mendoza, Editor(s)

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