Fabrication of tilted fibre gratings for medical applications

Benjamin Kwok*, Michael J. Withford, Judith M. Dawes

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    Fibre gratings are used in a multitude of telecommunication systems but their application to other fields has been somewhat overlooked. In recent years, the application of fibre gratings to other fields such as sensor systems has been growing. Optical fibre devices are also increasingly being used in medicine for endoscopes and keyhole surgery. In these cases optical fibres are employed in an end-firing configuration. However, for surgical applications such as those used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, a side-firing system is desired. At Macquarie University, tilted fibre gratings have been fabricated for such an application. The characteristics of tilted fibre gratings fabricated using a frequency doubled copper vapour laser will be presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPICALO 2004 - 1st Pacific International Conference on Applications of Laser and Optics, Conference Proceedings
    EditorsMilan Brandt, Erol Harvey
    Place of PublicationOrlando, FL
    PublisherLaser Institute of America
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)0912035765, 9780912035765
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    Event1st Pacific International Conference Applications of Lasers and Optics 2004 - Melbourne
    Duration: 19 Apr 200421 Apr 2004


    Conference1st Pacific International Conference Applications of Lasers and Optics 2004


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