Hollow tubes for transmitting IR laser energy for surgery applications

Jacob Dror, Israel Gonnot, Nathan Croitoru

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Hollow plastic tubes covered inside with films of metal or metal and dielectric materials are shown, theoretically and experimentally, to be able to transmit CO2 laser light with high yields. There is only a small influence on the transmission of light by the radius of curvature of the tubes. 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 ending. This makes this type of fiber suitable for medical applications, especially in surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-603
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Technology
Issue number3 -4,Pt B
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventFourth Israel Materials Engineering Conference IMEC IV - Beer Sheva, Isr
Duration: Dec 7 1988Dec 8 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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