International Ophthalmology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 239–242 | Cite as

Integrated optical fiber systems — some theoretical aspects

  • Franz Fankhauser
  • Pascal Rol
  • Sylwia Kwasniewska


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.

Key words

laser microsurgery integrated optical systems fiber optics 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Fankhauser
    • 1
  • Pascal Rol
    • 2
  • Sylwia Kwasniewska
    • 1
  1. 1.University Eye ClinicBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Medical InformaticsZurichSwitzerland

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