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Design and fabrication of a fiber optic image inverter based on a new high numerical aperture fiber optic glasses system
Author(s): Jingsheng Pan; Jingwen Lv; Tao Zheng; Wenwei Liu; Wei Xu; Jianning Sun; Detan Su
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic image inverter is a special type of fiber optic faceplate that rotate an image through a 180 degrees, and the development of fiber optic image inverter is used to concentrated on the heat twisting process experiment based on an existing glass system for production of fiber optic faceplate, but the conventional high expansion fiber optic faceplate billets are hardly capable of withstanding a fast heat twisting operation without the billets broken which occurred during the twisting operation, due to the thermal shock resistance property is defective in these conventional high expansion fiber optic faceplate, so a long time heat twist operation cycle was normally adopted in most high expansion fiber optic image inverter products manufacturers, caused a low yield efficiency and other shortages. In response, a program of design and fabrication of fiber optic image inverters which originally initiated to develop a new high expansion fiber optic glasses system with improved thermal shock resistance property, this program has yielded a new high numerical aperture fiber optic glasses system which is capable of experience a fast heat twist operation process, and has been demonstrated to produce a high numerical aperture fiber optic image inverter with a higher transmission property and improved contrast transfer characteristic. In this paper we review the fundamental and design principle, fabrication experiments process, and properties and performance of the fiber optic image inverters from a pilot run.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7850, Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology, 785006 (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868259
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Jingsheng Pan, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
North Night Vision Technology Group Corp. (China)
Jingwen Lv, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Tao Zheng, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wenwei Liu, North Night Vision Technology Group Corp. (China)
Wei Xu, North Night Vision Technology Group Corp. (China)
Jianning Sun, North Night Vision Technology Group Corp. (China)
Detan Su, North Night Vision Technology Group Corp. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7850:
Optoelectronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Ping Wei; Jesse Zheng; Tsutomu Shimura, Editor(s)

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