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Flexible Fiber Optics Transmission Evaluation
Author(s): W. B. Alexander
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Paper Abstract

The sole purpose of a flexible incoherent fiber optic bundle is to transmit light from point A to point B; and the major utility of such a bundle lies simply in the freedom allowed the designer when choosing the path connecting A to B. Therefore, one of the primary parameters to be considered in the evaluation of such a bundle is the efficiency with which it transmits. That is, with a given input, what output may be expected for a given length of material? This efficiency determines the sophistication required of the illuminating and/or sensing components employed for a particular application, and t us substantially directs the ultimate cost of the total system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1968
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0014, Fiber Optics I, (1 October 1968); doi: 10.1117/12.965337
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W. B. Alexander, Corning Glass Works (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0014:
Fiber Optics I

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