Output beam quality investigation of medical infrared and mid-infrared waveguides and fibres

Alexander A. Serafetinides, George Chourdakis, Nikoletta Anastasopoulou, Alexandra Inberg, Nathan Croitoru, Mitsonobu Miyagi

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Abstract

The effect of the mid-infrared laser radiation propagation through waveguides and fibers on the quality of the laser beam is investigated. Fluorocarbon fibres and metallic hollow waveguides with dielectric coating were investigated, using an Er:YAG laser (2.94 μm), an HF laser (2.78 μm) and a CO2 laser (10.6 μm). A comparison was made between the different waveguides and fibres, regarding the quality of the output beam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-112
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4158
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • CO laser
  • Er:YAG laser
  • Fibers
  • HF laser
  • Laser beam quality
  • Laser radiation transmission
  • Mid-infrared lasers
  • Waveguides

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