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Thermal measurements of flexible hollow waveguides
Author(s): Israel Gannot; Jacob Dror; Nathan I. Croitoru; Stephan Schruender; Johannes Tschepe; Thomas P. Ertl; Gerhard J. Mueller
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Paper Abstract

The effect of transmitted CO2 laser energy ((lambda) equals 10.61 micrometers ) upon heating of a plastic hollow waveguide (PHWG) was investigated. The temperature rise of the external tubes wall was recorded by thermocouples or thermal imaging system. The most affected regions of the waveguide were the curved segments and the distal end. Gas cooling and external metal layer reduce this undesired effect.

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167328
Show Author Affiliations
Israel Gannot, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Jacob Dror, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Stephan Schruender, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Johannes Tschepe, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Thomas P. Ertl, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)


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

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