11 May 2017 Mid-infrared imaging fiber bundle
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Innovative mid-infrared imaging fiber bundle has been developed that is flexible, rugged and high fiber-count for use with infrared cameras for thermal imaging applications. High-quality chalcogenide fibers are used to produce coherent fiber bundle that is 2 meters in length, 4000 fibers in a 3mm diameter bundle, minimum bend radius of 10cm, and low attenuation over the spectral range of 1.5-6.5 microns. Individual fiber pixel size is 34 microns and the NA is 0.3. This paper presents the fabrication process and the optical characterization of the mid-infrared imaging fiber bundle.
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Francois Chenard, Francois Chenard, Oseas Alvarez, Oseas Alvarez, Dan Gibson, Dan Gibson, L. Brandon Shaw, L. Brandon Shaw, Jas Sanghera, Jas Sanghera, } "Mid-infrared imaging fiber bundle", Proc. SPIE 10181, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II, 101810V (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269076; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2269076

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