Use of optical guide

What is an optical guide and how is it used ?

Optical guides are used for different types of applications such as the light guide, the image guide.

These light guides can be used for different wavelengths in the visible, ultraviolet, near and medium infrared thanks to the use of different types of optical fiber (polymer, silica) in different core diameters, optical cladding

The cases of use of the light guide are very diverse: the offset of a light source in a given wavelength used for industrial application, laser transport.

Image guides can move an image from one polished surface to another through a flexible conduit to adapt to a restricted space and not easily accessible.

Image guides are used for industrial endoscopy, imaging in hazardous environments, surveillance for defense.