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Safety Interlocking Laser Output Prior To Optical Fiber Burnback
Author(s): Ed Sinofsky; Laurence Roth
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Paper Abstract

We have devised a system that will allow the optical sensing of high temperatures associated with the onset of optical fiber burnback, allowing immediate shuttering of the laser source. The shutter is triggered by an amplified signal obtained from the detected blackbody radiation that propagates back through the same fiber used to deliver the therapeutic laser energy. We will present some theory on the burnback phenomenon, describe the experimental setup used and discuss the results obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0576, Optical Fibers in Medicine and Biology I, (14 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950727
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Ed Sinofsky, USCI div of C.R. Bard (United States)
Laurence Roth, USCI div of C.R. Bard (United States)

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

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