Medical applications of infrared fibers and waveguides

R. W. Waynant, Ilko K. Ilev, Israel Gannot

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Recent work has been done to study the transmission properties of infrared fibers (sapphire, fluoride and chalcogenide) and hollow reflecting waveguides for a range of cw and pulsed infrared lasers. Performance of these devices for medical applications has also been studied. Work has been focused on lowering costs and improving performance as well as on fabrication of novel handpieces that increase safety and improve energy transfer for cosmetic therapy. Evanescent wave coupling to tissue for diagnostic and therapeutic applications is also being evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-6
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Infrared Optical Fibers and their Applications - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Sep 21 1999Sep 22 1999

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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