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Biodegradable polymer optical fiber (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Chenji Zhang; Surge Kalaba; Dingying Shan; Kaitian Xu; Jian Yang; Zhiwen Liu

Paper Abstract

Biocompatible and even biodegradable polymers have unique advantages in various biomedical applications. Recent years, photonic devices fabricated using biocompatible polymers have been widely studied. In this work, we manufactured an optical fiber using biodegradable polymer POC and POMC. This step index optical fiber is flexible and easy to handle. Light was coupled into this polymer fiber by directly using objective. The fiber has a good light guiding property and an approximate loss of 2db/cm. Due to the two layer structure, our fiber is able to support applications inside biological tissue. Apart from remarkable optical performance, our fiber was also found capable of performing imaging. By measuring the impulse response of this multimode polymer fiber and using the linear inversion algorithm, concept proving experiments were completed. Images input into our fiber were able to be retrieved from the intensity distribution of the light at the output end. Experiment result proves the capability of our optical fiber to be used as a fiber endoscopy no needs to remove.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9956, Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy IV, 99560N (2 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2237959
Show Author Affiliations
Chenji Zhang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Surge Kalaba, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Dingying Shan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kaitian Xu, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jian Yang, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Zhiwen Liu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9956:
Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy IV
Zhiwen Liu, Editor(s)

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