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A method and apparatus for remote, stand-off, and high efficiency spectroscopic detection of biological and chemical substances. The apparatus including an optical beam transmitter which transmits a beam having an axis of transmission to a target, the beam comprising at least a laser emission. An optical detector having an optical detection path to the target is provided for gathering optical information. The optical detection path has an axis of optical detection. A beam alignment device fixes the transmitter proximal to the detector and directs the beam to the target along the optical detection path such that the axis of transmission is within the optical detection path. Optical information gathered by the optical detector is analyzed by an analyzer which is operatively connected to the detector.

Title
Mini-lidar sensor for the remote stand-off sensing of chemical/biological substances and method for sensing same
Application Number
9/659202
Publication Number
6608677 (B1)
Application Date
September 13, 2000
Publication Date
August 19, 2003
Inventor
Arthur J Sedlacek
Middle Island
NY, US
Mark D Ray
Upton
NY, US
Agent
Margaret C Bogosian
US
Assignee
Brookhaven Science Associates
NY, US
IPC
G01J 3/44
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