CO2 laser radiation transmission through curved hollow fibers

J. Dror, I. Gannot, O. Mor-Haim, D. Mendlovic, N. Croitoru

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Abstract

Hollow plastic fibers were produced by depositing metallic and dielectric films on the internal surface of plastic tubes. These fibers can transmit high CO2 laser energy with low atten-uation even in curved trajectories. A mathematical model was developed to describe the energy transmission. The energy distribution at the outlet of the fiber was measured and found to be influenced by the existence of whispering gallery mode. These fibers are suitable for surgical uses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-251
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1038
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Jul 1989

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