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What makes a fiber tip do the job: an optical and thermal evaluation study
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Paper Abstract

The success of a medical laser treatment is highly dependent on the optical, thermal and mechanical characteristics of an optical system or shaped tip on the end of a fiber '. Atpresent, this can be well illustrated by the laser delivery devices which are developed for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) 2 Thedesigns are based on either side-firing fibers or contact probes coupled to continuous wave (CW) laser systems. For the first, the optical properties are important and, for the latter, the thermal and mechanical properties.

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Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208419
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Rudolf M. Verdaasdonck, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)
Christiaan F. P. van Swol, Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2396:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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