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Studies in the Area of Optical Research Reported from K.S. Kim and Co-Researchers (Endoscopic optical probe with a PZT actuator and MR tracker)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Fresh data on Optical Research are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Kwangju, South Korea, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A miniaturized optical probe with a magnetic-resistance (MR) position tracker and piezoelectric-transduce (PZT) mirror system was developed for endoscopic optical imaging."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "All of the optical components such as collimation and focal lenses, reflection mirror, PZT linear actuator and MR sensor were wholly packaged in a single scanning probe with a volume of 3.57 cm(3). This endoscopic probe has the advantages of having a small volume, extended stroke length (4.5 mm), high scanning speed (18.2 mm/s), efficient recoupling ratio (78.3%) and high spatial resolution (11.7 mu m) compared to conventional endo-scopes."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Consequently, it showed the potential for improving the endoscopic imaging system and utilizing the image-guided robotic surgery system."

For more information on this research see: Endoscopic optical probe with a PZT actuator and MR tracker. Optik, 2014;125(13):3067-3070. Optik can be contacted at: Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag, Office Jena, P O Box 100537, 07705 Jena, Germany. (Elsevier -; Optik -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.S. Kim, Korea Photon Technol Inst KOPTI, Kwangju, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include H.J. Park, H.S. Kang and I.H. Shin.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Kwangju, South Korea, Optical Research

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