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Medical applications of infrared fibers and waveguides
Author(s): Ronald W. Waynant; Ilko K. Ilev; Israel Gannot
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Paper Abstract

Recent work has been done to study the transmission properties of infrared fibers (sapphire, fluoride and chalcogenide) and hollow reflecting waveguides for a range of cw and pulsed infrared lasers. Performance of these devices for medical applications has also been studied. Work has been focused on lowering costs and improving performance as well as on fabrication of novel handpieces that increase safety and improve energy transfer for cosmetic therapy. Evanescent wave coupling to tissue for diagnostic and therapeutic applications is also being evaluated.

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Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372788
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Ronald W. Waynant, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Ilko K. Ilev, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Israel Gannot, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3849:
Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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