Compact hollow glass waveguide system for Er:YAG laser radiation

Helena Jelínková, Michal Němec, Petr Koranda, Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yi Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura

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Abstract

Hollow glass waveguide is one of a few instruments for the delivery of mid-infrared laser light favored in industrial and medical fields. The article summarizes delivery of the Er:YAG laser radiation (λ = 2.94 μm) by the cyclic olefin polymer coated silver hollow glass waveguides with different inner waveguide diameters (320 μm, 700 μm, 1 mm). For the medical applications, the so called "contact mode" in which the end of the waveguide is in contact with the soft or hard tissues is discussed. Delivery of free-running and Q-switched mid-infrared pulses was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume5691
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 21
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jan 222005 Jan 25

Keywords

  • Contact treatment
  • Er:YAG
  • Hollow waveguide
  • Q-switch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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