fibre optic

Definition: Optical system using bundle of narrow glass or transparent plastic fibres to relay or pipe light from one end of fibre-optic to other: each fibre carries part of image that enters it to other end, therefore it is essential that relative positions between each fibres is maintained. * Used in endoscopes and vital for land-based high-speed data communications.
Fibrous focusing screens?
An unusual application of fibre optics has been to use a thin but extensive sandwich of fibres to construct focusing screens for reflex viewing cameras.

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