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Silica-core fibers for medical diagnosis and therapy (Invited Paper)
Author(s): John J. Magera; Brian P. McCann
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Paper Abstract

Silica-core fibers have become a standard vehicle to remotely deliver ultraviolet to near- infrared light energy for medical applications. The three primary types of silica-core fibers commercially available for comparison are the Silica-clad, PCS soft-silicone clad, and TECS hard-fluoropolymer clad fibers. These fibers were evaluated on the basis of spectral transmission, numerical aperture, bend performance, strength, connectorization, and power handling. The results are presented and compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1649, Optical Fibers in Medicine VII, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60217
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John J. Magera, 3M Co. (United States)
Brian P. McCann, 3M Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1649:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VII
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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