What is a fiber-coupled light source?
A fiber-coupled light source is a light source with optics that couple the light generated by the light source into an optical fiber. In the case of fibers with a small diameter, this creates a point light source that can be used flexibly and which can also be spatially separated from the heat generated by the illuminant and electronics. In order to obtain a lot of light from fibers with a small core diameter, a light source with high luminance is required.
How is a fiber-coupled light source configured?
The light generated in a fiber-coupled light source is coupled into an optical fiber by specific optical means and exits at the end of the fiber.
What is the advantage of a fiber-coupled light source?
A fiber-coupled light source creates a point light source that can be easily positioned in an optical setup or device. Another advantage is that the point light source can be spatially well separated from both heat generators – the illuminant and electronics.