Accession Number : ADA195450

Title :   Noncontact Photo-Thermal Sensing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IBM ALMADEN RESEARCH CENTER SAN JOSE CA

Personal Author(s) : Tam, Andrew C

PDF Url : ADA195450

Report Date : May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This Final Report summarizes the research efforts and achievements of the research program which was concerned with the development of noncontact photo-thermal sensing techniques, useful for chemical and physical identification of distant samples. The goals of our research efforts include the exploration of various chemical and physical applications of noncontact photo-thermal sensing, understanding the basic physics and applications of pulsed photo-thermal and photo-acoustic generation, and the understanding of the capabilities of a typical photo-thermal LIDAR(Light Detection And Ranging).

Descriptors :   *DETECTION, *PHOTOTHERMAL PROPERTIES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, CHEMICALS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PHYSICS, PULSES

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE