Optical fibers and waveguides for medical applications

Israel Gannot, Moshe Ben-David

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Lasers for medical application are found in a wide range of electromagnetic spectrum. It starts from x-ray, goes up to UV, continues in the visible and near-infrared (NIR), and ends (at this time) in the mid-IR. This wide range of wavelengths needs to be transmitted from source (the laser) to the target tissue by a flexible device, which will enable easy manipulation of the laser beam in a medical setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals, Devices, and Techniques
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781420085136
ISBN (Print)9781420085129
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Engineering


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