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Flexible delivery systems for CO2 laser radiation designed for ENT surgery
Author(s): Hans-Jochen Foth; Paul Goedert; Norbert Stasche; Karl Hoermann
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Paper Abstract

For many medical applications the well-known advantages of the CO2 laser cannot be completely used due to the absence of flexible delivery systems. New systems, built up by hollow waveguides, are available for clinical work. Furthermore optical fibers based on silver halides are under development for CO2 laser radiation. First experimental applications with fibers demonstrate the interesting possibilities of these delivery systems. It is possible to insert a fiber in a flexible bronchoscope and transmit 7.5 W output power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184956
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Hans-Jochen Foth, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Paul Goedert, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Norbert Stasche, Klinikum of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Karl Hoermann, Univ. Hospital of Mannheim (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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