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HIGH EFFICIENCY FIBER OPTIC IMAGE GUIDES FOR ENDOSCOPES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19269
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19269
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANOPTICS, INC.
3014 NE 21st Way Gainesville, FL 32609-3307
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: HIGH EFFICIENCY FIBER OPTIC IMAGE GUIDES FOR ENDOSCOPES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $648,000.00
 

Abstract:

MEDICAL ENDOSCOPES REQUIRE FIBER OPTIC IMAGE GUIDES WITH INCREASED FLEXIBILITY AND ENHANCED LIGHT GATHERING POWER. EXISTING IMAGE GUIDES USE GLASS OPTICAL FIBERS WHICH ARE INTRINSICALLY BRITTLE AND ARE LIMITED IN NUMERICAL APERTURE. WE WILL USE IMAGE GUIDES MADE FROM POLYMER OPTICAL FIBERS WITH INCREASED FLEXIBILITY DUE TO NON-BRITTLE FIBER BEHAVIOR. AN EXTREMELY HIGH NUMERICAL APERTURE WILL ALSO BE ACHIEVED BY USE OF A VERY L0W REFRACTIVE INDEX NOVEL POLYMER FOR OPTICAL CLADDING. A HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX POLYMER WILL BE POLYMERIZED, THIS MATERIAL WILL THEN BE PROCESSED INTO SQUARE CROSS SECTION CORE FIBER. THE CORE FIBER WILL HAVE A LOW REFRACTIVE INDEX POLYMER AS THE OPTICAL CLADDING. THE CLAD FIBER WILL BE ASSEMBLED IN PARALLEL CUT LENGTHS AND FUSED INTO A BUNDLE. THE BUNDLE WILL BE DRAWN DOWN TO GIVE A MULTIFIBER COHERENT IMAGE GUIDE. ASSEMBLIES OF THE MULTIFIBER WILL BE PROCESSED BY STANDARD TECHNIQUES INTO A FLEXIBLE, LARGER SECTION IMAGE GUIDE WITH CEMENTED, POLISHED ENDS SUITABLE FOR USE IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY ENDOSCOPE.

Principal Investigator:

Alan Richardson
9043786620

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanoptics Inc.
3014 Ne 21st Way Gainesville, FL 32609

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No