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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2006
  • pp: 5808–5814

Flexible ordered bundles of infrared transmitting silver-halide fibers: design, fabrication, and optical measurements

Yaron Lavi, Arnon Millo, and Abraham Katzir  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 23, pp. 5808-5814 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.005808


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Abstract

Ordered bundles of silver-halide fibers, which are highly transparent in the middle infrared, are fabricated by multiple extrusions from single crystals. We fabricate and characterize the optical properties of thin and flexible bundles of diameters of 0.7 2.0   mm that incorporate 100 individual fibers. The measurements include attenuation, resolution, cross talk, near-field scanning of single fibers in the bundle, and bending losses. Bundles of lengths of several meters transmit thermal images of bodies whose temperature is near room temperature. These bundles would be useful for medical, industrial, and military applications, and in particular for endoscopic thermal imaging.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yaron Lavi, Arnon Millo, and Abraham Katzir, "Flexible ordered bundles of infrared transmitting silver-halide fibers: design, fabrication, and optical measurements," Appl. Opt. 45, 5808-5814 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-23-5808

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