Minimally invasive medical procedures require flexible endoscopes that are thinner than existing devices while delivering high resolution images. The scanning fiber endoscope (SFE) described meets these requirements. Prototype SFEs with a 2 mm diameter distal tip envelope and better than 10 micron resolution have been developed.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
R. S. Johnston and E. J. Seibel, "Scanning fiber endoscope prototype performance," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWM2.
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