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Real-time monitoring of the fiber delivery system by a directional coupler in laser treatments
Author(s): Stefano Sottini; Silvia Lombardo; Vera Russo
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Paper Abstract

A real time monitoring of the fiber delivery system is investigated, based on the detection of the backscattering variations due to a damage of the fiber distal end. The modal backscattering distributions from flat, bulb and damaged tips in air and in water were studied utilizing a fiber-fiber directional coupler. The results seem to be encouraging in view of practical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167321
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Stefano Sottini, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Silvia Lombardo, IROE-CNR (Italy)
Vera Russo, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems

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