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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3818–3821

Coupling of rigid to flexible imaging multifibers

S. E. Schacham, M. E. Marhic, C. Kot, and M. Epstein  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 3818-3821 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003818


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Abstract

By magnifying the high-quality image produced by a rigid miniature endoscope onto a large flexible multifiber, an instrument has been developed which provides both high resolution and flexibility. It is shown theoretically, and verified experimentally, that the MTF of a system of coupled multifibers is the product of the individual MTFs. Measurements show that the coupled instruments outperform state-of-the-art all-flexible systems. The technique should greatly facilitate observation, display, and photography in percutaneous endoscopy and in a variety of industrial applications.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 1978
Published: December 1, 1978

Citation
S. E. Schacham, M. E. Marhic, C. Kot, and M. Epstein, "Coupling of rigid to flexible imaging multifibers," Appl. Opt. 17, 3818-3821 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-23-3818

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