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Infrared delivery systems for Er:YAG laser
Author(s): Uichi Kubo; Yuichi Hashishin; Hiroyuki Tanaka; Takayasu Mochizuki
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Paper Abstract

Er:YAG laser beams (2.94 micrometers ) have more strong absorbability by water than CO2 laser beams (10.6 micrometers ). Er:Yag lasers are expected as a treatment beam for water rich biotissue, we considered the application of Er:YAG lasers for medical use in the near future. When applying it for medical use, the delivery systems must be prepared. So we are investigating higher pulse power Er:YAG laser beam transmission with fluoride glass fibers, chalcogenide glass fibers, and hollow tube guides. From our experimental results, these beam delivery techniques are possible for Er:YAG lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1591, Infrared Fiber Optics III, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.56588
Show Author Affiliations
Uichi Kubo, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Yuichi Hashishin, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd. (Japan)
Takayasu Mochizuki, Hoya Corp. Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1591:
Infrared Fiber Optics III

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