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Output beam quality investigation of medical infrared and midinfrared waveguides and fibers
Author(s): Alexander A. Serafetinides; Giorgos Chourdakis; Nikoletta Anastasopoulou; Alexandra Inberg; Nathan I. Croitoru; Mitsunobu Miyagi
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Paper Abstract

The effect of the mid-infrared laser radiation propagation through waveguides and fibers on the quality of the laser beam is investigated. Fluorocarbon fibers and metallic hollow waveguides with dielectric coating were investigated, using an Er:YAG laser (2.94 micrometers ), an HF laser (2.78 micrometers ) and a CO2 laser (10.6 micrometers ). A comparison was made between the different waveguides and fibers, regarding the quality of the output beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4158, Biomonitoring and Endoscopy Technologies, (19 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413783
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander A. Serafetinides, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Giorgos Chourdakis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Nikoletta Anastasopoulou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Alexandra Inberg, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4158:
Biomonitoring and Endoscopy Technologies
Israel Gannot; Yuri V. Gulyaev; Theodore G. Papazoglou; Christiaan F. P. van Swol, Editor(s)

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