US Patent # 9,155,474
Inventors: Gary E. Carver, Sheetal K. Chanda, William A. Morrison, Sarah A. Locknar, Robert L. Johnson, Jr.
This 2015 patent describes a fiber-based confocal scanning system that indexes spectral information into the time domain. It enables the detection of up to 15 spectral bins within 2.5 microseconds using a single PMT detector. The technology leverages Omega's thin-film optics expertise with a serial array of coated fiber tips in the detection path. Omega has perfected the art of fiber-tip coating to accomplish this work.