A Flexible Fibrescope, using Static Scanning

@article{Hopkins1954AFF,
  title={A Flexible Fibrescope, using Static Scanning},
  author={Harold H. Hopkins and Narinder S. Kapany},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1954},
  volume={173},
  pages={39-41}
}
AN optical unit has been devised which will convey optical images along a flexible axis. The unit comprises a bundle of fibres of glass, or other transparent material, and it therefore appears appropriate to introduce the term ‘fibrescope’ to denote it. An obvious use of the unit is to replace the train of lenses employed in conventional endoscopes. The existing instruments of this kind, for example, cystoscopes, gastroscopes and bronchoscopes, etc., consist of a train of copying lenses and… 

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