Abstract

Common methods of determining the spatial resolution of fiber-optic image guides are by measuring the diameter of individual microfibers or by the use of a resolution test target. However these methods cannot provide enough information of spatial resolution in ultrathin fiber-optic image guides. In this study, a simple method to measure the modulation transfer function (MTF) of an mage guide was developed. The MTFs of ultrathin image guides with 3 and 4<TEX>${\mu}{\textrm}{m}$</TEX> Um diameter were measured by examining transmitted sharp edge image. This method should be especially useful for measuring spatial resolution of ultrahigh resolution image guides with less than 5 <TEX>${\mu}{\textrm}{m}$</TEX> diameter microfibers because their spatial resolution cannot be determined by individual microfiber diameter due to crosstalk and leaky ray phenomena.

© 2001 Optical Society of Korea

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1999 (1)

B. Lee, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida, 95 (1999)

1995 (1)

L. Huang and U. Osterberg, Proc. SPIE 2536, 480 (1995)
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

R. Conde, C. Depeursinge, O. Coquoz, and F. Taleblou, Proc. SPIE 2084, 87 (1994)
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

F. Suzuki, Proc. SPIE 1592, 150 (1991)
[CrossRef]

1989 (2)

A. Komiyama and M. Hashimoto, Electron. Lett. 25, 1105 (1989)
[CrossRef]

S. Yamaguchi, A. Shimogima, and T. Hosono, Electro. Comm. Japan, Part 2, 72, 51 (1989)

1988 (1)

T. Tsumanuma, K. Tanaka, S. Chigira, K. Sanada, and K. Inada Opt. Fib. Medicine 3, Proc. SPIE 906, 92 (1988)

1967 (1)

N. S. Kapany, Fiber optics: Principles and applications, (Academic Press, New York, 1967)

Electro. Comm. Japan (1)

S. Yamaguchi, A. Shimogima, and T. Hosono, Electro. Comm. Japan, Part 2, 72, 51 (1989)

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. Komiyama and M. Hashimoto, Electron. Lett. 25, 1105 (1989)
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (4)

R. Conde, C. Depeursinge, O. Coquoz, and F. Taleblou, Proc. SPIE 2084, 87 (1994)
[CrossRef]

T. Tsumanuma, K. Tanaka, S. Chigira, K. Sanada, and K. Inada Opt. Fib. Medicine 3, Proc. SPIE 906, 92 (1988)

F. Suzuki, Proc. SPIE 1592, 150 (1991)
[CrossRef]

L. Huang and U. Osterberg, Proc. SPIE 2536, 480 (1995)
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

B. Lee, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida, 95 (1999)

N. S. Kapany, Fiber optics: Principles and applications, (Academic Press, New York, 1967)

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