Top Photonics News: Optical fiber for medical sensors--October 18, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013
Since it was first published in January 2011, an article on optical fiber for biophotonics has seen some of the most consistently high page views of any article on our website.
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Since it was first published in January 2011, an article on optical fiber for biophotonics has seen some of the most consistently high page views of any article on our website. It's clearly a hot topic and has been picked up by numerous other sites that link to it and by social media sources such as Reddit. It's goodbut we have others just as good on fiber optics for medical sensing!

Here's the reigning champion story by Alexis Mendez, president of MCH Engineering.
Optical fiber sees growth as medical sensors

A recent webcast explores fiber probes used in OCT, image guides, and fiber delivery systems. It presents the key device requirements, critical manufacturing steps and technologies used, and results.
Optical fiber-based medical devices and production methods

An article from Qioptiq looks at optical fiber in instrumentation design.
Fiber delivery systems enhance flow cytometry designs

Here's an article from Vytran on fiber optic processing technologies such as filament fusion that can be used to fabricate probes for biomedical imaging techniques ranging from coherent detection via OCT to spectroscopy using a tapered microfiber.
Monolithic fiberoptic probes enable medical imaging with optical coherence tomography

And an article from our sister publication BioOptics World helps the reader understand how to choose and sterilize optical fiber.
Sterilization for success: Applying optical fiber in biomedicine

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Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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