Hollow silica waveguide integrates mid-infrared laser-power delivery
“Excellent laser guiding and precise visible aiming beam alignment are critical requirements for hand-held probes and other laser-therapy equipment in the operating room,” explains Imke Kuester Business Development Manager Fibre Optics.
“Until now, bulky articulated arms and hand-held probes carrying two fibre cables, one for illumination and one for laser power delivery, were the only option. Polymicro Technologies MediSpec Hollow Silica Waveguide with Aiming Beam Technology is game-changer. With the combination of visible beam aiming and power delivery in a single-fibre laser for CO2 and Er:YAG laser systems, surgeons now have a light-weight solution that provides safer, easier and faster treatments.”
Meeting a wide range of laser power solutions, the Polymicro Technologies MediSpec Hollow Silica Waveguide fibre is available in 500, 750 and 1000 µm inner diameters (ID) with a wavelength range from 2.9 to 10.6 μm. The Tefzel jacket material is biocompatible and can withstand sterilisation for invasive medical procedures. Various terminations are available upon request, using SMA, ST and FC connectors.
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