Light conductors are used in optoelectronics to transmit information. Highly flexible
stripwound hoses with minimal outer diameters of as little as 1.4 mm
protect the light conductor from mechanical damage in these applications.
Lining the inside of the flexible metal hose with
silicone or a similar material allows autoclavable, light- and fluid-tight light
conductors to be manufactured. The hose
is provided with an outer sheathing
which protects it from dirt or aggressive fluids
as appropriate for the application.