Hollow waveguides for medical infrared lasers

Mitsunobu Miyagi, Yuji Matsuura

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Abstract

With the emergence of flexible, low-loss hollow waveguides, the use of infrared lasers for medical applications has grown rapidly in recent years. The current status of hollow waveguides that are made of glass and metal, having dielectric coatings for the low attenuation losses, are reviewed. The transmission characteristics and the fabrication processes of waveguides developed by a variety of groups are reported. In addition to the fibers, some attachments for the delivery system, such as a launching coupler, a beam modifying device and handpieces are introduced. These attachments are designed to make the delivery system more functional and convenient.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim - Chiba, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Jul 141997 Jul 18

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim
CityChiba, Jpn
Period97/7/1497/7/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Miyagi, M., & Matsuura, Y. (1997). Hollow waveguides for medical infrared lasers. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim, Chiba, Jpn, .