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Modernization of the endoscopic fiber catheters

Scientists are developing instruments for observing biological machinery. In the future, with the help of optical fiber solutions, this tool will help better learn and treat some brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. It is called an endoscopic fiber catheter. The endoscopic fiber catheter took the scientists’ attention because it needs minimally invasive observations inside the...

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Optical fiber technology in the pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry has different unsolved questions in the development of oral drug products. One of them is the fact that many drug products have low solubility and can not reach targeted indicators because of the poor absorption. To overcome this problem the scientists have to employ a bioavailability-enabling technology like spray-dried dispersions (SDDs). And...

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Optical fibers help in developing quantum computer technology

The scientists from the USA made a range of experiments that included measurement and monitoring of qubit. Unlike the usual experiments with metal electrical wires, they used optical fibers. According to the characteristics, all the data is transferred to the universal quantum computer that requires about 1 million qubits. In comparison with the usual units...

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Distributed optical fiber for sensing and its model

Distributed optical fiber for sensing (DOFS) is a technology that “transforms” a conventional fiber optic technology into an array of individual optical fiber sensors. Thanks to the ability to gauge the rates of deformations and temperature change the methods based on optical fibers for sensing are getting more attention. The unique options make optical fibers...

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Endoscopic fiber catheter for removal of impacted foreign bodies

Impacted foreign bodies (FB) in the upper gastrointestinal tract are regarded as a general clinical presentation that often takes place. The thing is that children usually swallow fish and meat bones, coins, and plastic objects, while the adults – fish bones as well and dentures. The most common way of foreign bodies removing is rigid...

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Underwater optical fibers for tsunami detection

Seismologists from the US have created a fiber optic technology based on existing fiber optic cables for the monitoring of natural disasters, for example, earthquakes or tsunami. Herewith, there is no need for additional systems or devices. The operating principle of fiber cables is based on the light that goes through optical fibers to detect...

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Hollow-core optical fibers with low back-reflection

A group of scientists from Canada has designed new cutting-edge hollow-core optical fibers that have significantly lower back-reflection than in standard fiber optic systems. This fiber optic technology is very important because it helps to discover new optical fiber properties that overcome previous disadvantages. To be more precise, the development of advanced optical fibers promotes...

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A novel type of optical fibers leaves behind its analogs

A team of scientists from Great Britain has presented several novel designs of hollow-core optical fibers that demonstrate losses comparable to or lower than those that solid glass fiber optic systems have. Additionally, these optical fibers allow scientists to decrease power losses, they can withstand high lasing intensities used for rick melting or drilling of...

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Novel optical fibers made of methylcellulose

A team of scientists from Finland has presented a new type of optical fiber made of methylcellulose, a widely applied cellulose derivative. Such a fiber optic technology opens numerous applications of short-distance systems employing reliable and environmentally safe processing.  It should be noted that standard silica glass optical fibers deliver laser beam light signals over...

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Advancements of ultra-thin optical fibers

A team of researchers from Germany has developed new ultra-thin optical fibers used for filters in a very simple way. To be more precise, it is possible to tune the color of fiber optic systems, and their compact size and high stability make the optical fiber solution very promising. These optical fibers find applications in...