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15 February 1994 Application possibilities of fiber optic image-guide rods in ultrathin endoscopes
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Proceedings Volume 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers; (1994)
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
There has recently been a wide interest in endoscopes with minimized diameter for medical and technical applications. A small diameter of the endoscope can be realized by use of fiber optic multirod with arranged structure, instead of a system of many sequentially placed lenses. With fiber optic technique it is possible to manufacture rods with square and circular sections, 1 mm, and even below, in diameter and as much as 1 m in length. Successful experimental manufacturing of such fiber optic image guide rods has been performed at the Institute of Electronic Materials Technology in Warsaw. Various technological problems (like image cleanliness improvement, enhancing of relayed image contrast and resolution, choice of proper rod cladding and EMA glasses) were encountered.
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Longin Kociszewski, Dariusz Pysz, and Ryszard Stepien "Application possibilities of fiber optic image-guide rods in ultrathin endoscopes", Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994);

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