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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1319–1324

An Experimental Study of the Dynamics of Fiber Optic Bundles

Eric Donath  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1319-1324 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.001319


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Abstract

An experimental investigation was made to establish the feasibility of using a flexible fiber optics bundle in a dynamic application. It is shown that, by controlling its configuration during motion, it is possible to oscillate one end of the bundle at high speeds over a large excursion. With reinforced bundle sheathing, speeds as high as 7 c/s have been achieved without any defects after 2 × 106 c/s. Possible applications of this type of moving fiber bundle are in printing, scanning, display, and photocomposing. In addition to other system advantages gained from its use in these areas, a flexible fiber bundle is not limited by field coverage as are conventional optical systems.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 1965
Published: August 1, 1966

Citation
Eric Donath, "An Experimental Study of the Dynamics of Fiber Optic Bundles," Appl. Opt. 5, 1319-1324 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-8-1319

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