21 June 1988 New Source For Laser Angioplasty: Er:YAG Laser Pulses Transmitted Through Zirconium Fluoride Optical Fiber Catheters
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Proceedings Volume 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945293
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Pulses from a commercial Er:YAG laser (Quantronics, Smithtown) have been transmitted through prototype commercial zirconium fluoride optical fibers (Infrared Fiber Systems, Silver Spring) to ablate atheromatous arteries in a wet field in order to evaluate the feasibility of such a system for laser angioplasty.
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R. F. Bonner, R. F. Bonner, L. G. Prevosti, L. G. Prevosti, M. B. Leon, M. B. Leon, K. Levin, K. Levin, D. Tran, D. Tran, } "New Source For Laser Angioplasty: Er:YAG Laser Pulses Transmitted Through Zirconium Fluoride Optical Fiber Catheters", Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945293; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945293
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