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Optical fiber diffusive tip designs for medical laser-lightguide delivery systems
Author(s): Janis Spigulis; Daumants Pfafrods; Maris Stafeckis
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Paper Abstract

Medical laser radiation delivery instruments with diffusive tips on the distal ends of plastic-clad silica optical fibers have been designed, tested, and manufactured. The instruments are optimized for endoscopic, therapeutic, dermatologic and surgical laser treatment. The diffusive tips provide radial, cylindrical and aside-conical spatial distributions of the output radiation. Optical schemes concerning each type of the tip and the corresponding spatial distribution functions of the output radiation are presented and analyzed. Designs of the lightguide instruments for surgical and dermatological procedures demanding local high-power laser irradiation are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2328, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems II, (22 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197525
Show Author Affiliations
Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Daumants Pfafrods, SE "ANDA" (Latvia)
Maris Stafeckis, SE "ANDA" (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2328:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems II
Nathan I. Croitoru; Norbert Kroo; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Riccardo Pratesi; Juergen M. Wolfrum, Editor(s)

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