This probe is integrated within a portable system, requiring no alignment or access to specialised vibration damped optical tables. A miniature spectrometer allows for measurements to be performed on-site, opening up the potential for use of these probes within the operating theatre for in-vivo measurements.
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Erik P. Schartner, Matthew R. Henderson, Malcolm Purdey, Tanya M. Monro, P. Grantley Gill, David F. Callen, "A portable device for cancer margin assessment using a pH sensitive optical fibre probe," Proc. SPIE 10323, 25th International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 103230X (23 April 2017);