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Fiber-coupled CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser For Medical Use
Author(s): Heihachi Sato; Mitsunori Saito
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Paper Abstract

A fiber-coupled laser is proposed for an internal mirror type system, in which the fiber is directly connected to the coupling-hole of a resonator mirror by taking exact matching of their diameters each other. This is, on trial, experimentally demonstrated for a CO2 laser combining with a KRS-5 fiber, obtaining the peak power up to 3 watts with the KRS-5 fiber having the diameter of 1 mm in a conventional compact laser. The theoretical estimates for optimum design is also described, especially on the optimum coupling of a mirror in hemispherical configuration. Furthermore, advantages of the proposed scheme are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0576, Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950736
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Heihachi Sato, National Defense Academy (Japan)
Mitsunori Saito, Horiba Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0576:
Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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