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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - 15 Jun 1989|
|Event||Optical Fibers in Medicine IV 1989 - Los Angeles, United States|
Duration: 15 Jan 1989 → 20 Jan 1989