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Hard-plastic-clad-silica optical fibers: the first decade
Author(s): Bolesh J. Skutnik
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Paper Abstract

Hard Plastic Clad Silica (HPCS) optical fibers were invented about a decade ago to improve on the original Plastic Clad Silica (PCS) optical fibers. Details of the invention/innovation process are reviewed along with the development of this new type of optical fiber structure. A compilation of the several types now offered in the USA, Japan and Europe is presented. The advantages and limitations of these fibers for a wide range of medical applications are reviewed. Finally a description of future developments and expanded products are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1893, Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146333
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Bolesh J. Skutnik, B.J. Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1893:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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