Specialty optical fiber for biomedical applications: next-generation imaging, advanced diagnostics, ‘smart’ catheters, & robotics.
Advancing biotechnologies requires a fusion of optical technologies. The ability to offer multi-parameter sensing and optical illumination within a single fiber enables substantial advancements for in vivo Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), pressure sensing, laser surgery, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.
With a full range of ultraviolet (UV), visible and near-IR single-mode (SM) fibers in both polarization maintaining (PM) and non-PM variants, multicore (MCF) fiber, fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs), small clad, high numerical aperture (NA), and side hole fiber (upon request), Fibercore’s range of advanced optical fibers are suitable for a wide range of biomedical applications. These fibers find use within in vivo and in vitro applications, ranging from medical probes to advanced microscopy techniques. Fibercore can offer coatings suitable for both EtO (ethylene oxide), autoclave, and other sterilization techniques.
The use of optical fiber in biomedical applications such as vascular intervention, ophthalmology, cosmetic procedures, and dentistry is increasing with ever-evolving, custom-designed optical fibers. Fibercore’s culture is to partner with our customers to find creative solutions to provide the optical performance desired in the most difficult of applications.
Applications: 3D Shape Sensing, Pressure Sensing, Haptic Sensing and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Advanced Microscopy and Multicore Fibers for Sequencing and Microfluidic Analysis