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  • 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)

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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.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

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

Eric Donath, "An Experimental Study of the Dynamics of Fiber Optic Bundles," Appl. Opt. 5, 1319-1324 (1966)

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