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26 November 1996 Medical applications of fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometry
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A fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometric prototype system was constructed. The radiometric system includes a carbon dioxide laser, an infrared detector and two infrared transmitting silver-halide optical fibers for radiation delivery to and from the target. We used the pulsed photothermal radiometric system to heat up a sample by a short duration laser pulse and measured the decay time of the photothermal infrared signal emitted from a sample due to the absorption of the laser pulse in the sample. The fiber optic radiometric system was used to establish the feasibility of using the pulsed photothermal radiometric method for diagnosis of thermal damage in tissue.
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Vered Scharf, Ophir Eyal, and Abraham Katzir "Medical applications of fiber optic pulsed photothermal radiometry", Proc. SPIE 2928, Biomedical Systems and Technologies, (26 November 1996);

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