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Compact optical fiber components for a Nd:YAG laser delivery system
Author(s): Riccardo Falciai; Tania Pascucci; Alessandro Schena
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Paper Abstract

Nd:YAG lasers have become fundamental tools in the medical field, because of the low absorption and high scattering in tissue at the emission wavelength of 1.06 micrometers . Therefore the development of new laser delivery systems is a very attractive goal. In this paper a complete fiber-optic delivery system is described. Such a system is composed by a laser-to- fiber and a fiber-to-fiber coupling device, in which GRIN rod lenses are utilized. Furthermore a distal handpiece, suitable for medical applications, has been properly designed and manufactured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167296
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Riccardo Falciai, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Tania Pascucci, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Alessandro Schena, IROE-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
Nathan I. Croitoru; Riccardo Pratesi, Editor(s)

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