Abstract

An experimental investigation was made to establish the feasibility of using a flexible fiber optics bundle in a dynamic application. It is shown that, by controlling its configuration during motion, it is possible to oscillate one end of the bundle at high speeds over a large excursion. With reinforced bundle sheathing, speeds as high as 7 c/s have been achieved without any defects after 2 × 106 c/s. Possible applications of this type of moving fiber bundle are in printing, scanning, display, and photocomposing. In addition to other system advantages gained from its use in these areas, a flexible fiber bundle is not limited by field coverage as are conventional optical systems.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. E. Donath, “Evaluation of System Approaches to Photocomposition Machines,” IBM Report, RC 1273.
  2. L. G. Soderholm, Design News 19, 136 (1964).
  3. A. A. Griffith, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) A 221, 163 (1921).
  4. W. H. Otto, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 38, 122 (1955).
    [CrossRef]
  5. J. W. Hicks, P. Kiritsky, Glass Ind. 44, 193 (1962).

1964 (1)

L. G. Soderholm, Design News 19, 136 (1964).

1962 (1)

J. W. Hicks, P. Kiritsky, Glass Ind. 44, 193 (1962).

1955 (1)

W. H. Otto, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 38, 122 (1955).
[CrossRef]

1921 (1)

A. A. Griffith, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) A 221, 163 (1921).

Donath, E.

E. Donath, “Evaluation of System Approaches to Photocomposition Machines,” IBM Report, RC 1273.

Griffith, A. A.

A. A. Griffith, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) A 221, 163 (1921).

Hicks, J. W.

J. W. Hicks, P. Kiritsky, Glass Ind. 44, 193 (1962).

Kiritsky, P.

J. W. Hicks, P. Kiritsky, Glass Ind. 44, 193 (1962).

Otto, W. H.

W. H. Otto, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 38, 122 (1955).
[CrossRef]

Soderholm, L. G.

L. G. Soderholm, Design News 19, 136 (1964).

Design News (1)

L. G. Soderholm, Design News 19, 136 (1964).

Glass Ind. (1)

J. W. Hicks, P. Kiritsky, Glass Ind. 44, 193 (1962).

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. (1)

W. H. Otto, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 38, 122 (1955).
[CrossRef]

Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) (1)

A. A. Griffith, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London) A 221, 163 (1921).

Other (1)

E. Donath, “Evaluation of System Approaches to Photocomposition Machines,” IBM Report, RC 1273.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (16)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Variation of tensile strength with fiber diameter (from Griffith).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental arrangement for oscillating fiber bundles.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Fiber optics bundle with end modifications.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Multiexposure photograph of a fiber bundle moving at 2 c/s.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Multiexposure photograph of a fiber bundle moving at 4 c/s.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Photograph of section of fiber bundle assembled from single fibers (magnification 100×).

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Photograph of 400 line mesh without the fiber bundle (magnification 35×).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Photograph of 400 line mesh taken through the bundle containing 0.06 mm multifibers (magnification 35×).

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Photograph of characters without bundle (magnification 20×).

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Photograph of characters through fiber bundle. The maximum distortion is about 1 multifiber or 0.06 mm (magnification 20×).

Fig. 11
Fig. 11

The number of new defects in two bundles is shown as a function of the number of cycles. Bundle data: 0.635 cm diam, 50.8 cm long, 76 μ fibers, incoherent. Cycling speed: 4 c/s. Minimum radius: 6.35 cm.

Fig. 12
Fig. 12

The number of new defects is shown as a function of radial position. Bundle data: 0.635 cm diam, 50.8 cm long, 76-μ fibers, incoherent. Cycling speed: 4 c/s. Minimum radius: 6.35 cm.

Fig. 13
Fig. 13

The distribution of new defects is shown for two bundles. Bundle data: 0.635 cm diam, 50.8 cm long, 76 μ fibers, incoherent. Cycling speed: 4 c/s. Minimum radius: 6.35 cm.

Fig. 14
Fig. 14

The number of new defects is shown for two bundles with different sized jackets. Bundle data: 0.89 cm diam, 50.8 cm long, 76-μ fibers, incoherent. Cycling speed: 4 c/s. Minimum radius: 7.6 cm.

Fig. 15
Fig. 15

The number of new defects in two bundles with different jackets is shown as a function of radial position. Bundle data: 0.89 cm diam., 50.8 cm long, 76-μ fibers, incoherent. Cycling speed: 4 c/s. Minimum radius: 7.6 cm.

Fig. 16
Fig. 16

The distribution of new defects is shown for two bundles with different jackets. Bundle data: 0.89 cm diam., 50.8 cm long, 76-μ fibers, incoherent. Cycling speed: 4 c/s. Minimum radius: 7.6 cm.

Metrics