An ultrathin fiberscope has been developed that incorporates broadband illumination and imaging within a single 0.5 mm coherent fiber bundle by allotting a portion of the numerical aperture to illumination.
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(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
A. L. Kano and A. F. Gmitro, "Ultrathin Fiberscope Utilizing a Single Channel for Both Illumination and Imaging," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FTuG4.
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