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Optical catheters based on silver halide infrared fibers
Author(s): Lev Nagli; Alla German; Abraham Katzir; Johannes Tschepe; Viravuth Prapavat; Hans-Georg Eberle; Gerhard J. Mueller
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Paper Abstract

Laser power transmission, luminescence, mechanical behavior and effects of various thermal treatments have been investigated on mixed sliver halide crystals. This knowledge may suggest ways of optimizing the fabrication of optical fibers from such crystals. Anti-reflection coating for high-power 10.6 micrometer light transmission was studied both on crystals and fibers. Laser power transmission and mechanical properties of the fibers also have been investigated. On the basis of these experiments the prototype of the medical catheter was produced and surgery experiments with this catheter have been performed.

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Date Published: 3 January 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2631, Medical and Fiber Optic Sensors and Delivery Systems, (3 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.229184
Show Author Affiliations
Lev Nagli, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Alla German, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Johannes Tschepe, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Viravuth Prapavat, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hans-Georg Eberle, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2631:
Medical and Fiber Optic Sensors and Delivery Systems
Nathan I. Croitoru; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Guillermo Orellana; Annamaria Verga Scheggi; Henricus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Editor(s)

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