11 October 2000 Fiber optic thermal source for laser surgery applications
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Proceedings Volume 4224, Biomedical Photonics and Optoelectronic Imaging; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.403958
Event: Optics and Optoelectronic Inspection and Control: Techniques, Applications, and Instruments, 2000, Beijing, China
Abstract
A novel fiber-optic thermal source, consisting of a Nd3+ doped fiber tip and a pure YAG crystal fiber that grown by LHPG(Laser heated pedestal growth) method, had been studied for laser surgery applications. Pumping by a CuBr laser, the thermal source generated temperature as high as 520 degree(s)C with stability of better than 4% (absolute temperature), the thermal response of the thermal source is about 3 seconds, and the temperature can be controlled by the input laser power. Experimental results show that, the fiber-optic thermal source is promising for laser surgery applications, and is expected to avoid overheating that likely to happen in direct laser tissue interactions.
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Limin Tong, Limin Tong, Jingyi Lou, Jingyi Lou, Defei Hong, Defei Hong, } "Fiber optic thermal source for laser surgery applications", Proc. SPIE 4224, Biomedical Photonics and Optoelectronic Imaging, (11 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403958; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.403958
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