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Sealed hollow waveguide for catheter-based pulsed photodynamic therapy
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Paper Abstract

Sealed hollow waveguides have been used to transmit nanosecond red light pulses for photodynamic therapy. With a 1-mm inner diameter, 1-m long, COP (cyclic olefin polymer)-coated silver hollow waveguide, available transmitted pulse energy exceeded 15 mJ, the corresponding peak power and intensity at the output window being 3 MW and 380 MW/cm2 respectively. Because the diameter of the window was as small as 1.5 mm, the waveguide can be introduced to catheters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5317, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications IV, (10 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.533376
Show Author Affiliations
Shunichi Sato, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Satoko Kawauchi, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5317:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications IV
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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