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28 May 1993 High-performance silica/silica fiber for endoscopic applications
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Proceedings Volume 1893, Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII; (1993)
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Silica-core/silica-clad fibers have become very popular tools for a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Two types of conventional silica/silica fibers having acrylate and polyimide coatings are reviewed. The properties of dual-waveguide silica/silica fiber are discussed; and the superior bend performance with this design is presented. Silicone/nylon and hard-fluoropolymer/TefzelTM dual-coated fibers are included as the dual-waveguide samples. Sample fibers of each of the four coating types were manufactured into 400/440 micrometers size, 0.22 NA fiber.
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Brian P. McCann "High-performance silica/silica fiber for endoscopic applications", Proc. SPIE 1893, Optical Fibers in Medicine VIII, (28 May 1993);


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