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Sealed hollow fibers for medical Er:YAG lasers
Author(s): Yuji Matsuura; Shintaro Mohri; Yi-Wei Shi; Mitsunobu Miyagi
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Paper Abstract

A simple sealing technique for medical hollow fibers to protect the inner surface from debris or water scattered from targets is proposed. Hollow fibers are sealed with a film of fluorocarbon polymer that was selected from other polymers due to the low absorption and high mechanical strength. The transmission loss of the 20 mm-thick sealing film was 0.2 dB for Er:YAG laser light and the maximum energy density that is capable for the film was 47 J/cm2. We found no damage on the film after a continuous laser-delivery test and a radiation test in running water.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4204, Fiber Optic Sensor Technology II, (1 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417415
Show Author Affiliations
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Shintaro Mohri, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4204:
Fiber Optic Sensor Technology II
Brian Culshaw; Michael A. Marcus; Brian Culshaw; James A. Harrington; Michael A. Marcus; Mohammed Saad, Editor(s)

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