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ArF excimer laser-beam delivery systems for medical applications
Author(s): Uichi Kubo; Yuichi Hashishin; Hitoshi Nakano; Takeyoshi Nakayama; Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

From our basic experiments of interaction of ArF laser and biotissue, the biotissue cutting quality of excimer beam was sharp and a non-thermal treatment. Namely no particular thermal damage is recognized in the case of ArF laser. The use of ArF laser in medicine is expected to produce new therapy, especially for hard biotissue. But, as is well known, usual quartz fiber is difficult to use for the UV-C region beam transmission. We have been investigating UV beam delivery techniques with the special quartz fiber and the hollow tube.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180723
Show Author Affiliations
Uichi Kubo, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Yuichi Hashishin, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Hitoshi Nakano, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Takeyoshi Nakayama, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd. (Japan)


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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