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1. (WO2017156176) FIBER OPTIC ROTARY JOINT AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156176    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021433
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G02B 6/36
A61B 1/00
G02B 6/26
Applicants: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
Inventors: APPLEGATE, Brian E.
KIM, Wihan
JO, Javier A.
Title: FIBER OPTIC ROTARY JOINT AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME
Abstract:
A fiber optic rotary joint formed with a capillary tube containing an index-matching fluid and method of forming the same. In one embodiment, the fiber optic rotary joint includes a first stationary optical fiber inserted into and bonded to the capillary tube. The fiber optic rotary joint also includes a second optical fiber, having an end inserted into the capillary tube and in contact with the index-matching fluid, configured to be rotated by a rotatable fiber chuck.