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Infrared fiber optic sensor for measurements of nonuniform temperature distributions
Author(s): Edward Belotserkovsky; S. Drizlikh; Albert Zur; O. Bar-Or; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

Infrared (IR) fiber optic radiometry of thermal surfaces offers several advantages over refractive optics radiometry. It does not need a direct line of sight to the measured thermal surface and combines high capability of monitoring small areas with high efficiency. These advantages of IR fibers are important in the control of nonuniform temperature distributions, in which the temperature of closely situated points differs considerably and a high spatial resolution is necessary. The theoretical and experimental transforming functions of the sensor during scanning of an area with a nonuniform temperature distribution were obtained and their dependence on the spacial location of the fiber and type of temperature distribution were analyzed. Parameters such as accuracy and precision were determined. The results suggest that IR fiber radiometric thermometry may be useful in medical applications such as laser surgery, hyperthermia, and hypothermia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1648, Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications, (16 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58291
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Belotserkovsky, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
S. Drizlikh, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Albert Zur, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
O. Bar-Or, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1648:
Fiber Optic Medical and Fluorescent Sensors and Applications
Douglas R. Hansmann; Fred P. Milanovich; Gerald G. Vurek; David R. Walt, Editor(s)

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