Bunch of fibre-optic strands

Bunch of fibre-optic strands

T350/0402 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 56.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: WILL & DENI MCINTYRE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A bunch of fibre optic filaments. Each filament is less than 1mm in diameter, and is made from a special glass which is flexible and has a high refractive index. Each filament is then coated with a protective layer with a low refractive index. A light beam entering the end of the fibre is completely internally reflected at the cylindrical surface of the core. The light may thus travel along the entire cable with little or no absorption. Fibre optic cables are used in a variety of medical and engineering imaging systems, and for relaying information such as telephone conversations in the form of coded laser signals over great distances.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: communications, fibre optic, fibre optics, light guide, optical fibres, technology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.