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Imaging System Using Gradient Index Fibers: A Tutorial
Author(s): To R. Hsing
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Paper Abstract

Fiber Optics is a well-defined technology now. Much of the effort has been limited to communication applications, e.g., many telephone companies, such as AT&T, GTE, etc., are installing optical fibers for long or short haul communications. However, interest in fiber optics imaging system has been growing since the first light-focusing fiber rod with gradient index profile was made with glass materials in late 1968.1 2 The major characteristic of the gradient index (GRIN) fiber is that each single fiber rod is equivalent to a conventional lens and can be used to transmit and focus an image. Combined with advantages of high flexibility and miniature size, this kind of fiber - with its lens-like behavior -has begun to be widely used in medical imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0418, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems, (16 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935959
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To R. Hsing, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0418:
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems
Samuel J. Dwyer III, Editor(s)

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