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Side Radiation Optical Fibers for Medical Applications

  • Vera Russo
  • Giancarlo Righini
  • Silvana Trigari

Abstract

The multimode optical fibers, commercially available, are today a very convenient system for delivering the laser radiation to the tissue, in surgical as in therapeutic applications. When the optical fibers are used in combination with the endoscopic techniques they represent a powerfull and not destructive method for reaching and treating the tissue situated in inaccessible zones of the human body.

Keywords

Radiation Pattern Fiber Axis Output Beam Main Beam Meridional Section 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vera Russo
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Righini
    • 1
  • Silvana Trigari
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Ricerca Onde ElettromagneticheC.N.R.Firenze Via Panciatichi 64Italy

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