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Optical fibers with polyimide coatings for medical applications
Author(s): Andrei A. Stolov; Brian E. Slyman; Debra A. Simoff; Adam S. Hokansson; R. Steve Allen; John P. Earnhardt
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Paper Abstract

Key properties of polyimide-coated optical fibers, unaged and exposed to various harsh environments, were investigated. The main intent was to model extreme conditions that can be encountered in medical applications of the fibers. A fiber designed by OFS showed good strength and was able to withstand exposure to extreme heat and humidity, multiple autoclave cycles, extended water soak and immersion in organic solvents. Similar fibers offered by other suppliers displayed shortcomings in some of the tested properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8215, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies V, 82150B (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916858
Show Author Affiliations
Andrei A. Stolov, OFS (United States)
Brian E. Slyman, OFS (United States)
Debra A. Simoff, OFS (United States)
Adam S. Hokansson, OFS (United States)
R. Steve Allen, OFS (United States)
John P. Earnhardt, OFS (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8215:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies V
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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