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1 July 1991 Hollow curved Al2O3 waveguides for CO2 laser surgery
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Proceedings Volume 1420, Optical Fibers in Medicine VI; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43878
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Alumina waveguides are bent to specific shapes by high temperature creep. Sapphire waveguides are mechanically bent, and both are plated with metal to form curved small diameter delivery systems for surgical CO2 laser radiation. The optical properties of these bent waveguides are presented as well as potential surgical uses including percutaneous laser discectomy.
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Christopher C. Gregory, James A. Harrington, Robert I. Altkorn, Rudy H. Haidle, and Tomasz K. Helenowski M.D. "Hollow curved Al2O3 waveguides for CO2 laser surgery", Proc. SPIE 1420, Optical Fibers in Medicine VI, (1 July 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43878
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