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FiberlaseR: a monolithic hollow waveguide
Author(s): Clifford E. Morrow; Gordon Gu
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Paper Abstract

A monolithic hollow waveguide called Fiberlase R has been developed capable of delivering a wide range of wavelengths at very high power for surgical and industrial applications. Operational wavelengths of 3 microns through 10.6 microns have been demonstrated and core diameters of 400 microns and 1000 microns are now in production. Practical lengths of up to 3 meters with a 1000 micron core are being produced. It is expected that Fiberlase will replace the articulated arm of CO2 lasers in the near future. Unique to Fiberlase is its monolithic substrate structure, avoiding multi-layers, simplifying the manufacturing process, maximizing the heat dissipating properties, and allowing very low manufacturing costs. Discussion includes power handling, bend performance and beam characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180715
Show Author Affiliations
Clifford E. Morrow, Surgilase Inc. (United States)
Gordon Gu


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2131:
Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir; Fred P. Milanovich, Editor(s)

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