04560286 is referenced by 88 patents and cites 27 patents.

A technique of temperature measurement wherein an object or environment to be measured is provided with a phosphor material layer that emits at least two optically isolatable wavelength ranges whose intensity ratio depends upon the object or environment temperature, the emitted radiation being brought to a detector by an optical system that may include an optical fiber. Several specific applications of this technique are disclosed, such as temperature monitoring of electrical equipment and industrial processing, medical temperature instrumentation including the use of disposable elements that contain a small quantity of the temperature dependent phosphor, special and multiple probes, the use of liquid phosphors, and a phosphor paint for monitoring surface temperatures.

Title
Optical temperature measurement techniques utilizing phosphors
Application Number
751366
Publication Number
4560286
Application Date
December 5, 1983
Publication Date
December 24, 1985
Inventor
Kenneth A Wickersheim
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Majestic Gallagher Parsons & Siebert
Assignee
Luxtron Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G01J 5/02
G01N 21/31
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