Integrated optical fiber systems — some theoretical aspects
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The specific advantages of a number of integrated optical systems, consisting of optical probes of various shapes and materials, coupled to a number of optical fibers are described. The radiation fields of the various systems vary significantly in their performance and the clinical effects may be expected to vary correspondingly. This is a step forward in the theoretical evaluation of optimal laser microsurgical tools for specific applications.
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