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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