fiber optics


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fiber optics

, fiberoptics
The transmission of light through flexible glass or plastic fibers by reflections from the side walls of the fibers. This permits transmission of visual images around sharp curves and corners. Devices that use fiberoptic materials are useful in endoscopic examinations.
See also: optics
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Frey, Champlain Cable; and "In-line wall thickness measurement of fiber optic applications including tight buffer, loose tube and cable jacketing," S.

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