Hollow glass waveguide is one of a few instruments for the delivery of mid-infrared laser light favored in industrial and medical fields. The article summarizes delivery of the Er:YAG laser radiation (λ = 2.94 μm) by the cyclic olefin polymer coated silver hollow glass waveguides with different inner waveguide diameters (320 μm, 700 μm, 1 mm). For the medical applications, the so called "contact mode" in which the end of the waveguide is in contact with the soft or hard tissues is discussed. Delivery of free-running and Q-switched mid-infrared pulses was investigated.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V - San Jose, CA, United States|
Duration: 2005 Jan 22 → 2005 Jan 25
- Contact treatment
- Hollow waveguide