Innovative technologies for imaging,
laser power delivery and diagnostics
For decades, Fujikura Ltd. of Japan, now supported locally in the Americas by its subsidiary, AFL, has been manufacturing fiber optic components for medical equipment. As a pioneer in multi-core image fibers and fiberscope assemblies, the Fujikura name is synonymous with quality and performance. Fujikura image fiber has excellent image-carrying characteristics with low transmission loss and high mechanical durability for use in numerous minimally invasive medical applications. New developments by Fujikura in plastic image fiber and miniature CMOS modules are designed to enable device manufacturers pursuing disposable scope applications.
Medical laser applications continue to grow as the ability to safely deliver high power over larger fibers or fibers bent to tighter radii continues to increase. Fujikura’s 2 mm polymer clad fibers and up to 3 mm silica clad fibers lead the industry in diameter capabilities. AFL’s expertise in termination, splicing and shaping of fiber ends provides device OEMs with solutions to challenges affecting device reliability and performance.
Fiber optic sensors continue to emerge in the medical field due to improved accuracy, small size and safety (non-electrical). Photospectrometry-based diagnostic equipment has long been in use but continues to benefit from new methods which offer lower cost, shorter integration times and more sensitivity.
For the latest medical technology advancements, look to Fujikura and AFL for:
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