Rugged distal tips for CO2 laser medicine

Song Ouyang, Yi Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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Low-loss and rugged distal tips for CO2 laser have been proposed and fabricated based on a commercially available stainless steel (St) pipe. A method of smoothening the inner surface of the St pipe with a rough inner surface is put forward. Fabrication parameters, transmission properties, and mechanical strength of the cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver hollow St distal tip are experimentally discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalOptics and Laser Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb


  • Distal tip
  • Hollow fiber
  • Medical laser
  • Polymer
  • Stainless steel pipe


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