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Application possibilities of fiber optic image-guide rods in ultrathin endoscopes
Author(s): Longin Kociszewski; Dariusz Pysz; Ryszard Stepien
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Paper Abstract

There has recently been a wide interest in endoscopes with minimized diameter for medical and technical applications. A small diameter of the endoscope can be realized by use of fiber optic multirod with arranged structure, instead of a system of many sequentially placed lenses. With fiber optic technique it is possible to manufacture rods with square and circular sections, 1 mm, and even below, in diameter and as much as 1 m in length. Successful experimental manufacturing of such fiber optic image guide rods has been performed at the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology in Warsaw. Various technological problems (like image cleanliness improvement, enhancing of relayed image contrast and resolution, choice of proper rod cladding and EMA glasses) were encountered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169131
Show Author Affiliations
Longin Kociszewski, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Stepien, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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