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A technique for gathering specific information from various remote locations, especially fluorimetric information characteristic of particular materials at the various locations is disclosed herein. This technique uses a single source of light disposed at still a different, central location and an overall optical network including an arrangement of optical fibers cooperating with the light source for directing individual light beams into the different information bearing locations. The incoming light beams result in corresponding displays of light, e.g., fluorescent light, containing the information to be obtained. The optical network cooperates with these light displays at the various locations for directing outgoing light beams containing the same information as their cooperating displays from these locations to the central location. Each of these outgoing beams is applied to a detection arrangement, e.g., a fluorescence spectroscope, for retrieving the information contained thereby.

Title
Remote multi-position information gathering system and method
Application Number
194684
Publication Number
4799756
Application Date
November 1, 1985
Publication Date
January 24, 1989
Inventor
Tomas B Hirschfeld
Livermore
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
The Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
G02B 6/32
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