Characterization of plastic hollow ribers for transmitting CO2 laser radiation for medical use

N. Croitoru, J. Dror, I. Gannot, L. Arcan

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Plastic hollow fibers and the layers deposited on their walls were analyzed. FITR analysis showed that the fiber is transmitting similar IR spectral range as air (2.5-12 μm). Employing Auger analysis it was shown that the upper layer consists of the compound AgI (x≤1) where x varied with the depth of the layer. SEM analysis showed that the fiber that got layers which have finer grains structure transmits more CO2 laser energy (λ = 10.6 μm) than the fiber with layers which have coarse grain structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventCO2 Lasers and Applications II 1990 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Mar 12 1990Mar 16 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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