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19 January 2001 Output beam quality investigation of medical infrared and midinfrared waveguides and fibers
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The effect of the mid-infrared laser radiation propagation through waveguides and fibers on the quality of the laser beam is investigated. Fluorocarbon fibers and metallic hollow waveguides with dielectric coating were investigated, using an Er:YAG laser (2.94 micrometers ), an HF laser (2.78 micrometers ) and a CO2 laser (10.6 micrometers ). A comparison was made between the different waveguides and fibers, regarding the quality of the output beam.
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Alexander A. Serafetinides, Giorgos Chourdakis, Nikoletta Anastasopoulou, Alexandra Inberg, Nathan I. Croitoru, and Mitsunobu Miyagi "Output beam quality investigation of medical infrared and midinfrared waveguides and fibers", Proc. SPIE 4158, Biomonitoring and Endoscopy Technologies, (19 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413783; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.413783
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