Hollow tubes for transmitting IR laser energy for surgery applications

J. Dror, I. Gannot, N. Croitoru

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Hollow plastic tubes covered inside with films of metal or metal and dielectric materials were shown to transmit CO2 laser light with high yields. There was only a small influence on the transmission of light by the radius of curvature on the tubes or the input energies. Output energy intensity measurements have shown that, under certain conditions, whispering gallery modes could exist inside the fiber, which gives low attenuation and negligible variations of transmission with bending. This makes this type of fibers suitable for medical applications especially in surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-116
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jun 2 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Fiber Optics 1989 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 15 1989Jan 20 1989

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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