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Optical polymers for laser medical applications
Author(s): Nina G. Sultanova; Stefka N. Kasarova; Ivan D. Nikolov
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Paper Abstract

In medicine, optical polymers are used not only in ophthalmology but in many laser surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic systems. The application in lens design is determined by their refractive and dispersive properties in the considered spectral region. We have used different measuring techniques to obtain precise refractometric data in the visible and near-infrared spectral regions. Dispersive, thermal and other important optical characteristics of polymers have been studied. Design of a plastic achromatic objective, used in a surgical stereo-microscope at 1064 nm laser wavelength, is accomplished. Geometrical and wavefront aberrations are calculated. Another example of application of polymers is the designed all-mirror apochromatic micro-lens, intended for superluminescent diode fiber coupling in medical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10226, 19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 102261J (5 January 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2249843
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Nina G. Sultanova, Prof. Assen Zlatarov Univ. of Bourgas (Bulgaria)
Stefka N. Kasarova, Prof. Assen Zlatarov Univ. of Bourgas (Bulgaria)
Ivan D. Nikolov, St. Kliment Ohridsky Univ. of Sofia (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10226:
19th International Conference and School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Sanka Gateva; Albena Daskalova; Alexandros Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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