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Fiber Optics In Medicine
Author(s): Max Epstein
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Paper Abstract

The use of optical fibers for illumination and imaging of internal organs and tissue in conventional and transcutaneous endoscopy is described. The fabrication of flexible and rigid multifibers and of optical fibers with graded refractive index for imaging is discussed. Low-loss optical fibers for medical application are described in conjunction with the transmission of white laser light for illumination and in the application of high-power lasers in surgery. References to published work on the development and use of fiberscopes in medicine are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics, (23 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.975718
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Max Epstein, Northwestern University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0077:
Fibers and Integrated Optics
Henri Hodara, Editor(s)

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