Fiber array optic components allow for the design of many novel, manufacturable, cost- effective imaging systems. The early history of fiber array optics was dominated by the development of image intensifier tubes. It is no accident that applications of fiber array optics are today rapidly expanding in the field of electronic imaging. This paper reviews the optical and image transfer properties, design, performance, problems and solutions provided by fiber array optics in electronic imaging.
Robert Jay Burger,
David A. Greenberg,
"Fiber array optics for electronic imaging", Proc. SPIE 1449, Electron Image Tubes and Image Intensifiers II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44272; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44272