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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 2 — Jan. 26, 2004
  • pp: 342–346

Imaging with microstructured polymer fibre

Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 342-346 (2004)

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The imaging capabilities of a multicore microstructured polymer optical fibre with a square array of 112 air holes are demonstrated. Coherent imaging is achieved either by guiding light in polymer cores between air holes, or by guiding light in the air channels themselves. This potentially provides a miniaturised endoscope for medical applications, or a two-dimensional parallel optical data link for high-bandwidth interconnects.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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Original Manuscript: December 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2004
Published: January 26, 2004

Martijn van Eijkelenborg, "Imaging with microstructured polymer fibre," Opt. Express 12, 342-346 (2004)

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