Reducing endoscope heat emission is critical for patient safety. Light sources generate heat, so to protect tissue from damage, scope manufacturers must comply with the defined temperature thresholds of 41 °C or 105.8 °F. Fiber optics separate this light source energy from the patient. With excellent temperature resistance, our glass fibers withstand direct coupling with high energy light sources.
Available space for scope illumination is rare, so a new approach is to maximize the active light conducting area for a given outer diameter. This optimized ratio is the ideal solution for small scopes, resulting in more light at a smaller footprint.
Increase image quality
A larger beam angle of up to 120° matches the capturing angle of the camera, providing shadow-free illumination and improved image quality.
Developing a disposable endoscope is a complex and challenging task, and achieving fast time-to-market requires a reliable partner. As the world’s leading partner to the endoscope industry with 50 years of expertise in illumination, SCHOTT provides full support for your scope requirements – from first idea and R&D-supported product development to mass production.