Optical fibers and waveguides for medical applications

Israel Gannot, Moshe Ben-David

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

11 Scopus citations


Lasers are used in medical applications for a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum: x-ray, ultraviolet (UV), the visible, the near-infrared, and ending, at this time, in the mid-infrared. This wide range of wavelengths must be transmitted from the source (laser) to the target tissue by a flexible device that enables easy manipulation of the laser beam in a medical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Photonics
Subtitle of host publicationHandbook
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008997
ISBN (Print)0849311160, 9780849311161
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003


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