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Medical applications of MIR-fiber spectroscopic probes
Author(s): Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko; Natalia I. Afanasyeva; Alexander A. Lerman; Alexander P. Kryukov; E. F. Kuzin; Natalia N. Zharkova; Victor G. Plotnichenko; George A. Frank; G. I. Didenko; Victor V. Sokolov; Wolfgang Neuberger
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Paper Abstract

The synergy of novel MIR-fibers with Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy opens new horizons in applications of spectroscopy in the 4 - 16 micrometers range for in line control of chemical processes, in vivo medical diagnostics and in situ pollution monitoring. The innovated bare core and core-clad MIR-fibers are produced by hot extrusion method from the crystals of silver halides solid solutions. These non toxic and non hygroscopic fibers are characterized by low optical losses - 0.1 - 0.5 dB/m nearby 10 micrometers , and high flexibility -- Rbending > 10 - 100 fiber diameters. Some prototypes of accessories for FTIR spectrometers, based on commercially available MIR-fibers for several areas of promising applications are developed. Non-invasive medical diagnostics in vivo including cancer diagnostics are possible. FTS methods with evanescent fiber probes for cancer detection in human organs is exemplified in this paper and their great potential is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2085, Biochemical and Medical Sensors, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168754
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Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko, CeramOptec Systems (Germany)
Natalia I. Afanasyeva, Institute of Spectroscopy (Russia)
Alexander A. Lerman, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)
Alexander P. Kryukov, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)
E. F. Kuzin, CeramOptec Systems (Russia)
Natalia N. Zharkova, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Victor G. Plotnichenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
George A. Frank, Herzen Scientific Research Cancer Institute (Russia)
G. I. Didenko, Herzen Scientific Research Cancer Institute (Russia)
Victor V. Sokolov, Herzen Scientific Research Cancer Institute (Russia)
Wolfgang Neuberger, CeramOptec GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2085:
Biochemical and Medical Sensors
Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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