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Patent
Sciaps Inc. | Date: 2014-02-13

A handheld LIBS spectrometer includes an optics stage movably mounted to a housing and including a laser focusing lens and a detection lens. One or more motors advance and retract the optics stage, move the optics stage left and right, and/or move the optics stage up and down. A laser source in the housing is oriented to direct a laser beam to the laser focusing lens. A spectrometer subsystem in the housing is configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from the detection lens and to provide an output. A controller subsystem is responsive to the output of the spectrometer subsystem and is configured to control the laser source and motors. In this way, auto-calibration, auto-clean, and auto-focus, and/or moving spot functionality is possible.


An analysis system includes a moveable focusing lens, a laser (typically an eye safe laser) having an output directed at the focusing lens, and a spectrometer outputting intensity data from a sample. A controller system is responsive to the spectrometer and is configured to energize the laser, process the output of the spectrometer, and adjust the position of the focusing lens relative to the sample until the spectrometer output indicates a maximum or near maximum intensity resulting from a laser output focused to a spot on the sample.


Patent
Sciaps Inc. | Date: 2013-01-21

An analysis system includes a laser source generating a laser beam for creating a plasma at a location on a sample. A spectrometer is responsive to photons emitted by the sample at said location and has an output. At least one nozzle is configured to deliver inert gas from a source locally to the location on the sample. A controller is responsive to a trigger signal and is configured to activate the laser source generating a series of laser pulses, open a valve to purge the location locally on the sample, and close the valve after one or more laser pulses.


Patent
Sciaps Inc. | Date: 2013-01-21

An analysis system (e.g., LIBS) includes a laser source generating a laser beam, a movable optic configured to move said laser beam to multiple locations on a sample, and a spectrometer responsive to photons emitted by the sample at those locations and having an output. A controller is responsive to a trigger signal and is configured in a moving spot cycle to adjust the moveable optic, activate the laser source sequentially generating photons at multiple locations on the sample, and process the spectrometer output at each location.


Patent
Sciaps Inc. | Date: 2013-03-14

Featured is a spectral analysis method and a wide spectral range spectrometer including a source of electromagnetic radiation and an optical subsystem configured to disperse radiation into a plurality of wavelengths. A pixilated light modulator receives the radiation wavelengths and is configured to direct one or more selective wavelengths to a sample.

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