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Remote laser assisted biological aerosol standoff detection in atmosphere

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A system for detecting atmospheric contamination, the system comprising a laser operable to generate an infrared light beam comprising a longitudinal component and a transverse component, the laser remote from the atmospheric contamination, and a processor operable to process a flouresence resulting from contact between the atmospheric contamination and an ultraviolet light being generated from the longitudinal and transverse components of the infrared light of the laser, wherein the processor determines the identity of the fluorescence by comparing the fluorescence to known fluorescence.

Inventors: 
Ting, Antonio; Alexeev, Ilya; Sprangle, Phillip; Hubbard, Richard; Rubel, Glenn; Briscoe, Eldridge; Moore, Christopher
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2009-03-19
Grant Date: 
2010-04-20
Grant time: 
397 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
7
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY