1 March 1992 Fiber optical delivery systems for surgery, diagnostics, and phototherapy
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Proceedings Volume 1524, Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences; (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.57723
Event: Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Studies, 1991, Porto, Portugal
Abstract
New promising medical applications of IR lasers can be much wider with flexible cables and catheters for laser power delivery. Special super-dry silica fiber allow catheters to be designed for promising Ho and Tm lasers at wavelengths about 2 micrometers . But for longer wavelengths of Er:, CO- and CO2-lasers, other fibers should be used--polycrystalline silver halide fibers, singlecrystalline sapphire fibers, and hollow metal waveguides. Optical parameters of such fibers are under discussion alongside a design of special optical connectors, efficient coupling units, and optics at distal end. Applications of cables and catheters for laser therapy and medical diagnostics are analyzed.
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Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko, "Fiber optical delivery systems for surgery, diagnostics, and phototherapy", Proc. SPIE 1524, Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57723; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.57723
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