Coupling of rigid to flexible imaging multifibers.

@article{Schacham1978CouplingOR,
  title={Coupling of rigid to flexible imaging multifibers.},
  author={Shmuel E. Schacham and Michel E. Marhic and Casey Kot and Marshall Epstein},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1978},
  volume={17 23},
  pages={
          3818-21
        }
}
By magnifying the high-quality image produced by a rigid miniature endoscope onto a large flexible multifiber, an instrument has been developed which provides both high resolution and flexibility. It is shown theoretically, and verified experimentally, that the MTF of a system of coupled multifibers is the product of the individual MTFs. Measurements show that the coupled instruments outperform state-of-the-art all-flexible systems. The technique should greatly facilitate observation, display… CONTINUE READING
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