Optical Catheters based on Silver Halide Infrared Fibers

L. Nagli, A. German, A. Katzir, J. Tschepe, V. Prapavat, H. G. Eberle, G. Muller

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Abstract

Laser power transmission, luminescence, mechanical behavior and effects of various thermal treatments have been investigated on mixed silver halide crystals. This knowledge may suggest ways of optimizing the fabrication of optical fibers from such crystals. Anti-reflection coating for high-power 10.6 μm light transmission was studied both on crystals and fibers. Laser power transmission and mechanical properties of the fibers also have been investigated. On base of these experiments the prototype of the medical catheter was produced and surgery experiments with this catheter have been performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2631
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jan 1995
EventMedical and Fiber Optic Sensors and Delivery Systems 1995 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Sep 199516 Sep 1995

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