24 October 1984 Flexible Hollow Metal Light Guide For Medical CO2 Laser
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Abstract
In a medical CO2 laser system for clinical use, it is necessary to develop the new type laser beam guide. As this one technique, a light guide by metal-polymer hollow tube was developed with aluminum foil and polymer. An aluminum foil and thin polymer were used as light beam reflector and the spacer between aluminum foils. The laser beam is propagated in a space bounded with the aluminum foils and polymer spacers. Namely,beam propagation medium is the air,therefore,this guide tube is non-toxic for CO2 laser beam propagation. The present experimental results she that the CO2 laser beam transmission rate exceeds 80% per meter, emitted power was obtained about 25W at lm guide length and any accidents were not happen under condition that the continuous transmission in an hour.
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Uichi Kubo, Uichi Kubo, Yuichi Hashishin, Yuichi Hashishin, } "Flexible Hollow Metal Light Guide For Medical CO2 Laser", Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943914; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943914
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