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The Ultrathin Silica Based Imagefiber For The Medical Usage
Author(s): T. Tsumanuma; K. Tanaka; S. Chigira; K. Sanada; K. Inada
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Paper Abstract

The most suitable structure of the ultrathin silica based imagefiber for the medical usage were investigated by evaluating the image transmission characteristics and the mechanical characteristics. As a result, following facts have been clarified, 1) In the case of NA 0.43, the suitable structural parameters are core-cladding ratio 1.5 and pixel diameter 5 μm. 2) The 0.27 mm diameter imagefiber can stand more than 103 times repeated bending in 10 mm radius.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945261
Show Author Affiliations
T. Tsumanuma, Fujikura Ltd (Japan)
K. Tanaka, Fujikura Ltd (Japan)
S. Chigira, Fujikura Ltd (Japan)
K. Sanada, Fujikura Ltd (Japan)
K. Inada, Fulikura Ltd (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0906:
Optical Fibers in Medicine III
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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