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1 May 1990 Hollow alumina fibers for CO2 laser delivery systems
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Proceedings Volume 1228, Infrared Fiber Optics II; (1990)
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
An articulated arm containing hollow-alumina waveguides has been developed for use with surgical, carbon-dioxide lasers. It has been demonstrated that this arm has excellent pointing ability and it can be used with micromanipulators, handpieces, and endoscopic-waveguides. This arm incorporates lower cost materials and much shorter assembly and alignment times than conventional articulated arms. A separate system has been developed for the combining of a carbon-dioxide laser beam delivered by an articulated arm with a Nd:YAG laser beam delivered by a fiber and the launching of the combined beams into an endoscopic alumina waveguide. This system can deliver more then 85% of the CO2 and over 40% of the Nd:YAG radiation to tissue.
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Christopher C. Gregory and James A. Harrington "Hollow alumina fibers for CO2 laser delivery systems", Proc. SPIE 1228, Infrared Fiber Optics II, (1 May 1990);


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