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CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Radiation Transmission Through Curved Hollow Fibers
Author(s): J. Dror; I. Gannot; O. Mor-Haim; D. Mendlovic; N. Croitoru
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Paper Abstract

Hollow plastic fibers were produced by depositing metallic and dielectric films on the internal surface of plastic tubes. These fibers can transmit high CO2 laser energy with low atten-uation even in curved trajectories. A mathematical model was developed to describe the energy transmission. The energy distribution at the outlet of the fiber was measured and found to be influenced by the existence of whispering gallery mode. These fibers are suitable for surgical uses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1038, 6th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering, (5 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951058
Show Author Affiliations
J. Dror, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
I. Gannot, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
O. Mor-Haim, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
D. Mendlovic, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
N. Croitoru, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1038:
6th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering
Rami Finkler; Joseph Shamir, Editor(s)

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