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A Novel Corolla-Irradiating Fiber Optic Probe For Laser Angioplasty
Author(s): V. Russo; S. Sottini; G. Margheri; F. Crea
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Paper Abstract

A novel fiber optic probe for laser angioplasty has been realized consisting of a cone fiber tip inserted in a quartz microcapsule. This capsule is sealed on the top by a toroidal shaped lens-structure which avoids the on-axis radiation and gives rise to a sharp corolla shaped beam. These characteristics should minimize the risk both of mechanical and laser perforation. Preliminary tests carried out on aorta segments from cadaver seem to confirm the expected advantages of the new fiber probe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945295
Show Author Affiliations
V. Russo, University of Salerno (Italy)
S. Sottini, Istituto Ricerca Onde Elettromagnetiche - C.N.R (Italy)
G. Margheri, Istituto Ricerca Onde Elettromagnetiche - C.N.R (Italy)
F. Crea, II University (Italy)

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

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