Abstract

Ultrahigh-resolution fiber-optic image guides—fused image fiber, faceplate, and taper—were fabricated by using microstructured polymer optical fiber (MPOF) preforms composed of two polymers: polymethylmethacrylate and polystyrene. The pixel diameter in the resultant MPOF-based image guides was as small as 3μm. The imaging capabilities of these types of fiber-optic elements were demonstrated.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic cross-section structure of a designed MPOF preform: the whole end face (left), the magnified part (right). (b) Photographs of MPOF preforms with a 631-hole hexagonal array fabricated by the extruding method.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic of processing steps for the fused secondary preform made of seven pieces of MPOF preforms. (b) Photographs of a fabricated fused secondary preform.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Schematic of a homemade imaging system. (b) CCD camera image of an optical micrometer transmitted by a 4417 pixel fused MPOF imaging fiber.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Transmitted images of (a) an optic plate sample and (b) an optic taper derived from a secondary preform made of seven pieces of PS-PMMA-based MPOF preforms.

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R = V λ / ( 2 π × NA ) ,
NA = ( n 1 2 n 2 2 ) 1 / 2 ,

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