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Optical properties of plastically bent large-diameter sapphire fiber tips for laser tissue ablations
Author(s): Limin Tong
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Paper Abstract

Aiming to facilitate laser surgery applications, six 0.75mm- diameter 90mm-length sapphire fiber tips were plastically bent by means of CO2 lasers with bending radii from 1.7mm to 3.6mm and bending angles of 15-120 degree(s). The average bending loss caused by the bending process of the tips is about 0.03dB with the minimum loss less than 0.02dB, the damage thresholds of these tips are higher than 160MW/cm2 for Nd:YAG laser pulses at 1.06micrometers and 2MW/cm2 for CuBr laser pulses at 510.6nm. Satisfactory optical properties of these sapphire fiber tips show that they are promising for use in laser surgery applications such as tissue ablations. 16

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Date Published: 11 October 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4224, Biomedical Photonics and Optoelectronic Imaging, (11 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403957
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Limin Tong, Zhejiang Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4224:
Biomedical Photonics and Optoelectronic Imaging
Hong Liu; Qingming Luo, Editor(s)

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