Fiber Optics Research Paper
Fiber optics is a branch of optics concerning the transmission of light by means of optical fibers, which are thin strands of glass or other optically transparent materials. Optical fibers can be used to guide light--which is electromagnetic radiation in a certain frequency range--in much the same way that metal wave guides or coaxial cables can be used to guide lower-frequency electromagnetic radiation.
An optical fiber is usually circular
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ways with respect to their location at the other end (the input), such functions as magnification, inversion, rotation, distortion, and scrambling of the image can be performed. Bundles of this type can be used for viewing otherwise inaccessible areas, an example being the physician's endoscope. In order to achieve high resolution, fibers with diameters as small as 0.02 mm (0.0008 in) are used in these applications. Fiber bundles are also used in photography, spectroscopy, and image processing.