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Laser Beam Delivery System for Medical Applications
Author(s): R Th Kersten; N Kobayashi
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Paper Abstract

Within a very short time and an amazing period of research and development optical fibers changed the area of communications completely. While transmission of information through optical fibers has been considered first in 1966, 1970 Corning announced a breakthrough in fiber losses as low as 20 dB/km. Today's technology provides fibers commercially with losses of about 0.2 dB/km at 1.55 μm wavelength (i.e. transmitting over 15 km, 50 % of light power is still available).

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0658, Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Laser Applications, (15 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938519
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R Th Kersten, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
N Kobayashi, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0658:
Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Laser Applications
Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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