An infared image guide made of bundled As–S glass fiber cores has been developed. The transmission range of this fiber was 2–6 μm. At the 3.3- and 4.8-μm wavelengths the minimum optical loss was 0.6 dB/m. With this image guide efficient transmission of the thermal image was experimentally established.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985
Mitsunori Saito, Masaya Takizawa, Shiro Sakuragi, and Fumio Tanei, "Infrared image guide with bundled As–S glass fibers," Appl. Opt. 24, 2304-2308 (1985)