Flexible ordered bundles of infrared transmitting silver-halide fibers: Design, fabrication, and optical measurements

Yaron Lavi, Arnon Millo, Abraham Katzir

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Abstract

Ordered bundles of silver-halide fibers, which are highly transparent in the middle infrared, are fabricated by multiple extrusions from single crystals. We fabricate and characterize the optical properties of thin and flexible bundles of diameters of 0.7-2.0 mm that incorporate 100 individual fibers. The measurements include attenuation, resolution, cross talk, near-field scanning of single fibers in the bundle, and bending losses. Bundles of lengths of several meters transmit thermal images of bodies whose temperature is near room temperature. These bundles would be useful for medical, industrial, and military applications, and in particular for endoscopie thermal imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5808-5814
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume45
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Aug 2006

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