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New Source For Laser Angioplasty: Er:YAG Laser Pulses Transmitted Through Zirconium Fluoride Optical Fiber Catheters
Author(s): R. F. Bonner; L. G. Prevosti; M. B. Leon; K. Levin; D. Tran
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Paper Abstract

Pulses from a commercial Er:YAG laser (Quantronics, Smithtown) have been transmitted through prototype commercial zirconium fluoride optical fibers (Infrared Fiber Systems, Silver Spring) to ablate atheromatous arteries in a wet field in order to evaluate the feasibility of such a system for laser angioplasty.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945293
Show Author Affiliations
R. F. Bonner, National Institutes of Health (United States)
L. G. Prevosti, National Institutes of Health (United States)
M. B. Leon, National Institutes of Health (United States)
K. Levin, Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc. (United States)
D. Tran, Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0906:
Optical Fibers in Medicine III
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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