Calculi fragmentation experiments were conducted in vitro by using Er:YAG laser light. The laser light delivery system was composed of a cyclic olefin polymer (COP)-coated silver (Ag) hollow fiber and a quartz cap to seal the output end of the hollow fiber. Sealing-caps with various distal end geometries were fabricated and the focusing effects for Er:YAG laser light were measured both in air and in water. Fragmentation characteristics of the sealing-caps were investigated. The deterioration of sealing-caps after calculus fragmentation was also experimentally discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||PROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications III - San Jose, CA, United States|
Duration: 2003 Jan 25 → 2003 Jan 28
- Er:YAG laser
- Hollow fiber