10 December 1999 Medical applications of infrared fibers and waveguides
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Recent work has been done to study the transmission properties of infrared fibers (sapphire, fluoride and chalcogenide) and hollow reflecting waveguides for a range of cw and pulsed infrared lasers. Performance of these devices for medical applications has also been studied. Work has been focused on lowering costs and improving performance as well as on fabrication of novel handpieces that increase safety and improve energy transfer for cosmetic therapy. Evanescent wave coupling to tissue for diagnostic and therapeutic applications is also being evaluated.
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Ronald W. Waynant, Ilko K. Ilev, Israel Gannot, "Medical applications of infrared fibers and waveguides", Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372788; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.372788


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