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A simple way to produce optical fibers

Recently a new way to produce special optical fibers has been presented by a scientist from Brasil. This fiber optic technology is considered to be simpler, faster, and cheaper than the standard technique used all around the world, herewith, it allows for changing the production process of fiber optic systems based on optical fibers, for...

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Flexible fiber optic probes perform neural stimulation of high level

The application of fiber optic probes is regarded as the leading technology that allows for the detection and manipulation of neural behavior while they have significant scientific and technological potential. At the same time, the flexibility of biocompatible fiber probes remains the main challenge for researchers, even though functional neural probes have been recently produced....

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Undersea application of robust optical fibers

Numerous land and undersea oil industries use temperature sensing to provide a high level of safety and functionality in severe environmental conditions. For instance, silica-based optical fibers are widely applied as DTS and DAS systems because they allow detecting various signals and recording them along the length of the fiber optic cables. It should be...

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New optical fibers amplify light at regular intervals

A group of scientists from Switzerland has presented a technique that allows them to amplify light at regular intervals in newly developed hollow-core optical fibers. The fiber optic technology is based on the use of air to amplify light across the fiber. Herewith, the application of such a fiber optic system includes any type of...

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Quartz optical fibers for onboard and industrial cables

This month a manufacturer of fiber optic systems announced the implementation of a partnership project to develop quartz optical fibers for onboard and industrial data cables at high speeds. To be more precise, optical fiber that is considered to be resistant to vibrations and pollution can replace traditional cables in the communication networks of air,...

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Novel optical fibers made of agar

Nowadays it is difficult to imagine current systems without the appearance of fiber optic technology, which has firmly entered our life. For instance, optical fibers and fiber optic systems based on it are widely used in virtually all areas of modern industries. Herewith, fiber optic technology continues still developing and improving leading to new opportunities...

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Simple production of microstructured optical fibers

The production of microstructured optical fibers is now highly popular, it is based on the creation of fiber perform with the help of the multiple-stage process by stretching the optical fiber. These techniques require the application of complex fiber optic systems, however, this problem has been overcome by a commercial table-top low-cost filament extruder that...

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Medical optical fibers facilitate disease diagnosis

Optical fiber is very often used in medicine in the field of diagnostics. Since optical fibers can be very thin and can be twisted into flexible strands, they can be applied in the examination of blood vessels, lungs, and other human organs. Optical fibers allow doctors to perform visual analysis and treatment of various diseases...

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The full overview of fiber optic bundles applied in medicine

A fiber optic bundle is an element of a fiber cable that is a very thin quartz thread with a diameter of 0.1 mm. This optical fiber is used for transmitting electromagnetic radiation. The operating principle of the fiber bundle is based on the use of such processes as reflection, as well as refraction of...

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Optical fibers that promote medicine

Medical devices for direct observation of internal organs, sensors for reliable blood analysis, and laser systems for internal surgery — all these tools are based on the technology of optical fibers. To be more precise, inserting optical fibers into natural holes or small incisions and passing them through channels in the human body allow doctors...