Plastic optical fiber offers complete immunity to EMI, because it is made entirely of insulating materials.
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A fiber optic camera is a bundle of optical fibers which transmits an image from one end to another.
Diamond SA’s unique method for identifying sections of optical fiber by integrating a series of Fiber Bragg gratings.
POF brings several key advantages over copper and glass to every application that it is used in. Image: verkeorg / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber has uses in many different medical applications, from physiological sensors to imaging.
In addition to high-speed data links that are unaffected by electromagnetic fields, fiber optics are an important component of various medical sensors and instruments. Image: Andy G / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
When a plastic optical fiber undergoes a physical change, such as bending, the light passing through it undergoes changes that are detectable, allowing it to be used as a sensor.
Plastic optical fiber cores and jackets are resistant to adhesives, oils, and other chemicals.
POF is the ideal medium for data transmission in the EMI-heavy environments of medical scanners.
Fiber optic cable can be used to create flexible and precise light sources. Image: Starfire Lighting Solutions.