Tunable Detection System and Hyper-Spectral Imaging

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Prior and currently available hyper-spectral imagers are able to see in the visible bands, but few that have broadband capabilities and none that are capable of covering the many different wavebands. The Tunable Detection System and Hyper- Spectral Imaging incorporates previously unmarried technologies from plasma physics and optics, into an innovative device with unparalleled potential.

The Tunable Detection System and Hyper-Spectral Imaging was developed to meet the need for an agile detection technology that is capable of detecting both chemical and biological threats. This device has the ability to selectively tune and measure the hyperfine electromagnetic spectra of an ambient environment or of a target of interest. It is a standoff technology capable of analyzing any given environment for both the elements and the molecular makeup. It functions much like a Fiber Bragg Grating; but does not require a fiber, uses electron planes as a grating, and is highly tunable over a range of optical wavelengths. This device could be a game changer in the fields of detection and identification in a myriad of uses.


Potential Applications:
-Pollution Identification and Concentration
-Law Enforcement
Utility Patent
United States
Aug 16, 2011
Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization
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