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Infrared cables and catheters for medical applications
Author(s): Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko; N. Ivchenko; Vitali I. Konov; Alexander P. Kryukov; Vladimir P. Krupchitsky; R. Kuznetcov; Alexander A. Lerman; E. G. Litvinenko; A. O. Nabatov; Victor G. Plotnichenko; Alexander M. Prokhorov; I. L. Pylnov; Andrew B. Tsiboulia; V. V. Vojtsekhovsky; Naim Ashraf; Wolfgang Neuberger; Kelly B. Moran; Gerhard J. Mueller; Brita J. Schaldach
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Paper Abstract

New medical applications of IR lasers are possible with flexible cables and catheters for laser power delivery. Optical parameters of fibers for Er; CO- and CO2-lasers along with design of special optical connectors, efficient coupling units, and optics at distal end are reviewed. Applications of cables and catheters for laser therapy and medical diagnostics are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1420, Optical Fibers in Medicine VI, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43877
Show Author Affiliations
Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko, General Physics Institute (Germany)
N. Ivchenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vitali I. Konov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander P. Kryukov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir P. Krupchitsky, General Physics Institute (Russia)
R. Kuznetcov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander A. Lerman, General Physics Institute (Russia)
E. G. Litvinenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
A. O. Nabatov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Victor G. Plotnichenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander M. Prokhorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
I. L. Pylnov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Andrew B. Tsiboulia, General Physics Institute (Canada)
V. V. Vojtsekhovsky, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Naim Ashraf, CeramOptec GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang Neuberger, CeramOptec GmbH (United States)
Kelly B. Moran, CeramOptec Inc. (United States)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)
Brita J. Schaldach, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1420:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VI
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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