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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 4560–4568

Spectral background and transmission characteristics of fiber optic imaging bundles

Joshua Anthony Udovich, Nathaniel D. Kirkpatrick, Angelique Kano, Anthony Tanbakuchi, Urs Utzinger, and Arthur F. Gmitro  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 25, pp. 4560-4568 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.004560


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Abstract

The emission and transmission properties of three commercially produced coherent fiber optic imaging bundles were evaluated. Full fluorescence excitation versus emission data were collected from 250 to 650 ‚ÄČ nm excitation for high-resolution Sumitomo, Fujikura, and Schott fiber bundles. The results generated show regions of autofluorescence and inelastic Raman scattering in the imaging bundles that represent a wavelength-dependent background signal when these fibers are used for imaging applications. The high-resolution fiber bundles also exhibit significant variation in transmission with the angle of illumination, which affects the overall coupling and transmission efficiency. Knowledge of these properties allows users of high-resolution imaging bundles to optimally design systems that utilize such bundles.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2008
Published: August 28, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Joshua Anthony Udovich, Nathaniel D. Kirkpatrick, Angelique Kano, Anthony Tanbakuchi, Urs Utzinger, and Arthur F. Gmitro, "Spectral background and transmission characteristics of fiber optic imaging bundles," Appl. Opt. 47, 4560-4568 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-25-4560

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