23 March 2005 Compact hollow glass waveguide system for Er:YAG laser radiation
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Hollow glass waveguide is one of a few instruments for the delivery of mid-infrared laser light favored in industrial and medical fields. The article summarizes delivery of the Er:YAG laser radiation (λ = 2.94 μm) by the cyclic olefin polymer coated silver hollow glass waveguides with different inner waveguide diameters (320 μm, 700 μm, 1 mm). For the medical applications, the so called "contact mode" in which the end of the waveguide is in contact with the soft or hard tissues is discussed. Delivery of free-running and Q-switched mid-infrared pulses was investigated.
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Helena Jelinkova, Michal Nemec, Petr Koranda, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi-Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura, "Compact hollow glass waveguide system for Er:YAG laser radiation", Proc. SPIE 5691, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.588933

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