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Development of optical fiber for medical Er:YAG laser
Author(s): Uichi Kubo; Yuichi Hashishin; Hiroyuki Tanaka; Takayasu Mochizuki
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Paper Abstract

The Er:YAG laser beam has stronger absorbability by water than the CO2 laser beam. Therefore, the Er:YAG laser is expected to be used as the surgical treatment beam for water- rich biotissue. And if the effective optical fiber of 3 micrometers band is developed, it is also expected for use as an endoscopic beam. So we are doing investigations of the optical fiber for Er:YAG laser. The optical fibers used are fluoride glass, chalcogenide glass fibers, and the hollow tube guide. From our experimental results, these Er:YAG laser beam delivery techniques would be expected to perform well in practical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1649, Optical Fibers in Medicine VII, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60220
Show Author Affiliations
Uichi Kubo, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Yuichi Hashishin, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd. (Japan)
Takayasu Mochizuki, Hoya Corp. (Japan)

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

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