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Infrared-transmitting fiber optics for biomedical applications
Author(s): Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; L. Brandon Shaw; Lynda E. Busse; David B. Talley; Ishwar D. Aggarwal
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Paper Abstract

The availability of low loss and high strength chalcogenide fibers is enabling many applications, including biomedical. We report the fabrication and use of chalcogenide fibers for biomedical spectroscopy, scanning near field IR microscopy (SNIM) and laser power delivery. For example, lateral resolution of 20 nm and optical resolution of about 100 nm have been demonstrated for SNIM. The preliminary results are very encouraging and more work is being performed in lowering the losses and improving the performance of the fibers in the appropriate applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3596, Specialty Fiber Optics for Medical Applications, (21 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346713
Show Author Affiliations
Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Brandon Shaw, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Lynda E. Busse, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David B. Talley, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3596:
Specialty Fiber Optics for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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