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Flexible Hollow Metal Light Guide For Medical CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser
Author(s): Uichi Kubo; Yuichi Hashishin
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Paper Abstract

In a medical CO2 laser system for clinical use, it is necessary to develop the new type laser beam guide. As this one technique, a light guide by metal-polymer hollow tube was developed with aluminum foil and polymer. An aluminum foil and thin polymer were used as light beam reflector and the spacer between aluminum foils. The laser beam is propagated in a space bounded with the aluminum foils and polymer spacers. Namely,beam propagation medium is the air,therefore,this guide tube is non-toxic for CO2 laser beam propagation. The present experimental results she that the CO2 laser beam transmission rate exceeds 80% per meter, emitted power was obtained about 25W at lm guide length and any accidents were not happen under condition that the continuous transmission in an hour.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943914
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Uichi Kubo, Kinki University (Japan)
Yuichi Hashishin, Kinki University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0494:
Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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