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High-temperature fiber optic imaging
Author(s): Stephen C. Bates
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Paper Abstract

An experimental demonstration of fiber optic imaging inside a furnace at 1000 degrees Celsius is described. A sapphire fiber optic video system was designed, fabricated and tested for basic performance in a small tube furnace. The imaging fiber bundle was assembled using 100 high quality sapphire fibers aligned and bonded at each end. Experiments to achieve a high temperature cladding are described. Reference imaging experiments at room temperature were performed with the sapphire fiber bundle and a commercial glass fiber bundle of comparable size. Imaging experiments at 100 degrees Celsius are described and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2839, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV, (25 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255355
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Stephen C. Bates, Thoughtventions Unlimited (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2839:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIV
Ramon P. DePaula; John W. Berthold, Editor(s)

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