Robust hollow devices and waveguides for Er:YAG laser radiation

Y. Wang, Y. Matsuura, M. Miyagi

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Fluorocarbon-polymer (FCP) coated silver hollow stainless steel (St) devices and waveguides have been developed for Er:YAG laser radiation. Full liquid phase techniques have been adopted to coat the silver and FCP layers inside the stainless steel hollow structure. Both straight and bent robust hollow devices have been fabricated as the output optical elements for the delivery system of medical Er:YAG lasers. A robust hollow waveguide with the length of about 1.6 m has also been realized as an actual delivery system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-453
Number of pages5
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Apr 27


  • Fluorocarbon polymers
  • Hollow waveguides
  • Lasers (Er:YAG)


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