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Compact hollow glass waveguide system for Er:YAG laser radiation
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Paper Abstract

Hollow glass waveguide is one of a few instruments for the delivery of mid-infrared laser light favored in industrial and medical fields. The article summarizes delivery of the Er:YAG laser radiation (λ = 2.94 μm) by the cyclic olefin polymer coated silver hollow glass waveguides with different inner waveguide diameters (320 μm, 700 μm, 1 mm). For the medical applications, the so called "contact mode" in which the end of the waveguide is in contact with the soft or hard tissues is discussed. Delivery of free-running and Q-switched mid-infrared pulses was investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5691, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588933
Show Author Affiliations
Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Michal Nemec, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Petr Koranda, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5691:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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