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Hollow alumina fibers for CO2 laser delivery systems
Author(s): Christopher C. Gregory; James A. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

An articulated arm containing hollow-alumina waveguides has been developed for use with surgical, carbon-dioxide lasers. It has been demonstrated that this arm has excellent pointing ability and it can be used with micromanipulators, handpieces, and endoscopic-waveguides. This arm incorporates lower cost materials and much shorter assembly and alignment times than conventional articulated arms. A separate system has been developed for the combining of a carbon-dioxide laser beam delivered by an articulated arm with a Nd:YAG laser beam delivered by a fiber and the launching of the combined beams into an endoscopic alumina waveguide. This system can deliver more then 85% of the CO2 and over 40% of the Nd:YAG radiation to tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1228, Infrared Fiber Optics II, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18638
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher C. Gregory, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1228:
Infrared Fiber Optics II
James A. Harrington; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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