Abstract

Serial transmission of image data through an optical fiber is inefficient in the utilization of the channel capacity of the fiber. Parallel image-transmission techniques, on the other hand, generally limit the transmission length to a few meters. A novel approach is introduced with which two-dimensional images can be efficiently transmitted through a single fiber at high speed. With this approach, images with space–bandwidth products greater than 2000 × 2000 can potentially be transmitted at a rate as high as 40 GHz.

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  1. A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, Opt. Lett. 2, 133 (1978).
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  2. A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers 79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1980), p. 425.
  3. S. Case, Progress Rep to U.S. Army Research Office, contract DAAG29-81-K-0033 (1982).

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Case, S.

S. Case, Progress Rep to U.S. Army Research Office, contract DAAG29-81-K-0033 (1982).

Friesem, A. A.

A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, Opt. Lett. 2, 133 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers 79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1980), p. 425.

Levy, U.

A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, Opt. Lett. 2, 133 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers 79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1980), p. 425.

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A. A. Friesem, U. Levy, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers 79 (STS, McLean, Va., 1980), p. 425.

S. Case, Progress Rep to U.S. Army Research Office, contract DAAG29-81-K-0033 (1982).

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Transmitting images on a transparency through a single fiber.

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Transmitting images of reflective objects through a single fiber with the illuminating source at the transmitting end.

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Transmitting images of reflective objects through a single fiber with the illuminating source at the receiving end.

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Images transmitted through a single fiber. (a) Image of a transparency transmitted through a fiber with a 600-μm-diameter core. (b) Image of a diffuse three-dimensional object transmitted through a fiber with a 600-μm-diameter core. (c) Image of a transparency transmitted through a fiber with a 200-μm-diameter core.

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