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Quartz contact probe for use with argon and Nd:YAG lasers
Author(s): Nicholas J. Razum; Gregory S. Keller; James Glenn Bradley; David C. Andreas; Daniel R. Doiron
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Paper Abstract

Contact fiberoptic surgery has been an important step in the evolution of modern day laser surgical procedures. Synthetic sapphire tips, attached to the end of a surgical fiber, are an accepted modality. Sapphire tips optically mold the distribution of the lasers energy exiting the fiber. New developments in quartz fiberoptic tips have provided surgeons with similar tissue results as sapphire tips, with greater flexibility, decreased size, and reduced cost. A pilot study was conducted at the Western Institute for Laser Treatment utilizing these quartz fibers in research and progressing into clinical procedures. The development was through a laser peripheral company; Laserguide Inc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1201, Optical Fibers in Medicine V, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17551
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas J. Razum, Western Institute for Laser Treatment (United States)
Gregory S. Keller, Western Institute for Laser Treatment (United States)
James Glenn Bradley, Western Institute for Laser Treatment (United States)
David C. Andreas, Western Institute for Laser Treatment (United States)
Daniel R. Doiron, Western Institute for Laser Treatment (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1201:
Optical Fibers in Medicine V
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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