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IR fiber optics for biomedical applications
Author(s): Jasbinder Singh Sanghera; L. Brandon Shaw; David B. Talley; Lynda E. Busse; 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 use of chalcogenide fibers for IR laser power delivery for surgery, biomedical spectroscopy (tissue analysis) and scanning near field IR microscopy (SNIM). For example, lateral resolution of 20 nm and optical resolution of about 100 nm have been demonstrated for SNIM.

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Date Published: 17 May 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3907, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X, (17 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386287
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Jasbinder Singh Sanghera, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. Brandon Shaw, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David B. Talley, Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
Lynda E. Busse, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ishwar D. Aggarwal, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3907:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X
R. Rox Anderson; Kenton W. Gregory; Eugene A. Trowers; David S. Robinson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lou Reinisch; Reza S. Malek; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Lloyd P. Tate; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Timothy A. Woodward; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; George M. Peavy; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; George M. Peavy; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lou Reinisch; David S. Robinson; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; Timothy A. Woodward, Editor(s)

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