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UV laser beam delivery systems for medical excimer lasers
Author(s): Uichi Kubo; Kazuyuki Okada; Yuichi Hashishin; Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

Medical applications of ultraviolet lasers are expected to produce new treatments. We have been doing the basic experiments of UV laser beam biotissue interaction with both KrF and XeCl excimer lasers for more than seven years. However, the optical fiber cannot be used for power UV beams. We have been investigating UV beams. We have tried beam delivery with OH ion-doped quartz fiber and a hollow tube guide. From our experimental results we found the influence of the Cl ions and the formation of defect in the quartz core by two photon absorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1649, Optical Fibers in Medicine VII, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60221
Show Author Affiliations
Uichi Kubo, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyuki Okada, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Yuichi Hashishin, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Tanaka, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd. (Japan)

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

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