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High-performance silica/silica fiber for endoscopic applications
Author(s): Brian P. McCann
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Paper Abstract

Silica-core/silica-clad fibers have become very popular tools for a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Two types of conventional silica/silica fibers having acrylate and polyimide coatings are reviewed. The properties of dual-waveguide silica/silica fiber are discussed; and the superior bend performance with this design is presented. Silicone/nylon and hard-fluoropolymer/TefzelTM dual-coated fibers are included as the dual-waveguide samples. Sample fibers of each of the four coating types were manufactured into 400/440 micrometers size, 0.22 NA fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1893, Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146342
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Brian P. McCann, 3M Specialty Optical Fibers (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1893:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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