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Medical applications of fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometry
Author(s): Vered Scharf; Ophir Eyal; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometric prototype system was constructed. The radiometric system includes a carbon dioxide laser, an infrared detector and two infrared transmitting silver-halide optical fibers for radiation delivery to and from the target. We used the pulsed photothermal radiometric system to heat up a sample by a short duration laser pulse and measured the decay time of the photothermal infrared signal emitted from a sample due to the absorption of the laser pulse in the sample. The fiber optic radiometric system was used to establish the feasibility of using the pulsed photothermal radiometric method for diagnosis of thermal damage in tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2928, Biomedical Systems and Technologies, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259955
Show Author Affiliations
Vered Scharf, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Ophir Eyal, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2928:
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Nathan I. Croitoru; Martin Frenz; Terence A. King; Riccardo Pratesi; Anna Maria Verga Scheggi; Stefan Seeger; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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