Applications of plastic hollow fibers in CO2 laser surgery

I. Kaplan, S. Giler, J. Dror, I. Gannot, N. Croitoru

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Plastic hollow fibers for the transmission of CO2 laser energy in curved path were produced by plating the inner face of plastic tubes with a metal film and a dielectric film. These fibers could transmit high power (25 watts) with low losses even through bendings.Bleeding ulcers in dogs' stomachs were successfully treated with the fibers which were inserted into the stomach through the oesophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-263
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 15 Jun 1989
EventOptical Fibers in Medicine IV 1989 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 198920 Jan 1989


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