New fabrication technology is enabling rigid fiber light guide geometries that were previously impossible. This advancement is enabling smaller instruments and new designs for dental handpieces featuring illumination and curing devices.
Often, the “next big thing” is propelled by the components that make it possible. In this article, the discussion will be on how glass is setting trends as the component unlocking the imagination of designers and engineers around the world.
Well-known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This article takes a closer look at the "other" fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.