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26 November 1996 Monitoring of laser delivery systems
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During the laser treatments in biomedical fields the patient must not run any risk due to a damage of the fiber delivery systems. Such damages are usually monitored by backscattering. Here an investigation of backscattered signals due to flat, bulb and damaged fiber tips is reported. A fiber directional coupler was employed which has shown noticeable advantages with respect to the conventional beam splitter technique (BST). These results have been exploited to design a practical monitoring device which has been inserted int a fiber-optic delivery system, fed by a Nd:YAG laser.
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Stefano Sottini, Silvia Lombardo, Riccardo Falciai, Alessandro Schena, and Franco Cosi "Monitoring of laser delivery systems", Proc. SPIE 2928, Biomedical Systems and Technologies, (26 November 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.259959
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