1 July 1990 Quartz contact probe for use with argon and Nd:YAG lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17551
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Contact fiberoptic surgery has been an important step in the evolution of modern day laser surgical procedures. Synthetic sapphire tips, attached to the end of a surgical fiber, are an accepted modality. Sapphire tips optically mold the distribution of the lasers energy exiting the fiber. New developments in quartz fiberoptic tips have provided surgeons with similar tissue results as sapphire tips, with greater flexibility, decreased size, and reduced cost. A pilot study was conducted at the Western Institute for Laser Treatment utilizing these quartz fibers in research and progressing into clinical procedures. The development was through a laser peripheral company; Laserguide Inc.
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Nicholas J. Razum, Nicholas J. Razum, Gregory S. Keller, Gregory S. Keller, James Glenn Bradley, James Glenn Bradley, David C. Andreas, David C. Andreas, Daniel R. Doiron, Daniel R. Doiron, } "Quartz contact probe for use with argon and Nd:YAG lasers", Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17551; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17551

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