1 April 1987 Testing Infrared Fibers For Medical Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937361
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
In order to qualify infrared ("IR") fiber materials, components and subsystems for specific medical applications, it is necessary to conduct the appropriate tests to insure that required safety and performance levels are met. Such tests include transmission and power-handling measurements, output characterization, environmental and mechanical analyses, and toxicity evaluation. Several of the test parameters and techniques are different when evaluating fibers for medical applications than for communications or other applications. This paper describes the basic tests which are required for the proper evaluation of IR fibers for medical applications.
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Stephen M. Fry, Stephen M. Fry, } "Testing Infrared Fibers For Medical Applications", Proc. SPIE 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937361; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937361

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