Successful development of a simple compact device using semiconductor laser diode and optical fiber for vascular anastomosis

Yoshio Taguchi, Yoshimochi Kurokawa, Yoshio Kawai, Yoh Ogawa, Humio Inaba

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Abstract

Vascular anastomosis experiments have required large devices such as Ar, Nd:YAG, or CO2 lasers. These are expensive, have poor maneuverability, and are difficult to maintain. The authors report the results of a cooperative effort to make a semiconductor laser module for medical use in vascular anastomosis by using recent advances in fiber optics and electronics. The power source is small and very light. The light source is a high-output InGaAsP semiconductor. A maximum of 150 mW can be obtained from the laser tip. This light is guided into a single-mode optic fiber with a 10-μm-diameter core and emitted from a pencil-type holder 8 mm in diameter, 13-cm long, and weighing 50 g. Experiments with this device at an output around 30 mW showed a high potency rate, low injury to the endothelium, and less postoperative leakage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages322-323
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1557520860
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: 1989 Apr 241989 Apr 28

Publication series

NameCONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-0PTICS

Other

OtherSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period89/4/2489/4/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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