SCHOTT North America offers a veriety of Fused Fiber Optic Tapers for Applications in Medical, Industrial and Defense.
Fiber Optic Tapers for Endoscopes
One of the smalest fiber optic tapers SCHOTT produces are fiber optic taper cones used for rigid endoscopes.
Type FSK light-conducting cones are fiber rods drawn out into a cone shape. This tapering effect causes the angles of acceptance at the input and output faces to be different (see graphic). Like fiber rods, fiber cones are used in dentistry for increasing light curing intensity, and in endoscopy for connecting light guides and/or components of different diameters.
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Fused Fiber Optic Taper
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SCHOTT's fiber optic tapers provide a method of magnifying or reducing an image in image transfer applications with minimum distortion. All tapers are fabricated to customer-specific requirements and can be machined into configurations from round to round, square to square, round to square or rectangular; sizes range up to 120 mm in diameter with larger sizes currently under development. Typical magnification ratios range up to 3:1, with other magnification ratios available upon request. SCHOTT's taper material provides for a numerical aperture of 1.0 on the small end. Common fiber sizes range from 6 µm to 25 µm at the large end, and are typically in the 3 µm to 6 µm range on the small end. In general, SCHOTT's glass types are designed for use in the visible or near IR spectrum.
In general, SCHOTT's glass types are designed for use in the visible or near IR spectrum.
SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging is ISO 9001:2000, ISO 13485:2003 registered