21 June 1988 A Novel Corolla-Irradiating Fiber Optic Probe For Laser Angioplasty
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Proceedings Volume 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945295
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A novel fiber optic probe for laser angioplasty has been realized consisting of a cone fiber tip inserted in a quartz microcapsule. This capsule is sealed on the top by a toroidal shaped lens-structure which avoids the on-axis radiation and gives rise to a sharp corolla shaped beam. These characteristics should minimize the risk both of mechanical and laser perforation. Preliminary tests carried out on aorta segments from cadaver seem to confirm the expected advantages of the new fiber probe.
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V. Russo, V. Russo, S. Sottini, S. Sottini, G. Margheri, G. Margheri, F. Crea, F. Crea, } "A Novel Corolla-Irradiating Fiber Optic Probe For Laser Angioplasty", Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945295; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945295


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