Optical fibers for medical applications

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A flexible optical fiber is necessary to control the transmitting route of light when applying lasers and other light sources to medical diagnosis and treatment. In this chapter, a variety of optical fibers, including glass and crystalline optical fibers and hollow-core optical fibers, are introduced. Optical fibers with solid core have different optical and physical characteristics for different core materials, and a proper material should be chosen for the wavelength and power of light sources. Hollow optical fibers are specially appropriate for delivery of powerful laser light, and these fibers also transmit broadband light sources for spectroscopic diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers for Medical Applications
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnostics, Therapy and Surgery
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780857092373
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept


  • Laser treatment
  • Lasers
  • Optical biopsy
  • Optical fibers
  • Spectroscopy


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