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From Abe to MoXy™ and Beyond; Part 3 -- Moses' Math Works
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Part 3 is a bit of a departure from my planned sequence for this series. A colleague has graciously permitted me to share a slow motion video that he produced of a generic side fire fiber delivering a single pulse of holmium energy into a beaker of water. Herein I hope to demonstrate that surgical fiber performance can be modeled/predicted, and quite accurately, and that there isn't anything mysterious or magical involved. Sure, some aspects of laser surgery are extremely complex, like laser-tissue interactions, but the tools that science provides do allow us to design devices intelligently. That's my company's motto, after all:...
From Abe to MoXy™ and Beyond; Part 2 -- Abe's Side Fire Solution(s)
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Part 1 of this series was mostly a review of Snell's law and Fresnel reflections as they explain the weird output of bevel polished fibers. Here we see some more Snell and Fresnel issues and the earliest Band-Aid® treatments designed to mitigate these issues. Part 2: Abe's Solution(s) Before we get into what Abe saw as solutions to the issues outlined, we should probably address the problem that I alluded to in Part 1: the disappointing results of polishing a fiber at the calculated TIR angle for lateral redirection of the output. In so doing, you’ll more fully understand why...
Introducing the ProView™ 30X SMA Inspection Microscope
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InnovaQuartz is pleased to offer a low cost but high performance solution for inspecting SMA (and Trimedyne in January 2017) terminated laser surgical fibers. This battery powered (batteries included) microscope is equipped with a thread-free SMA (or Trimedyne) port that positions the fiber input face within the field of view with acute angle illumination from below. Every detail of the connector face is exposed: scratches, dirt and burns are detected and may be corrected before risking the laser optics. Simply slip the connector ferrule into the aluminum adapter and flip on the light.
How to Cleave Surgical Fibers
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How to Cleave Laser Surgical Fibers Purpose: Provide simple instructions for reprocessing flat tip bare fibers for laser surgery. Summary: Clean cut and flat optical faces are necessary for surgical efficacy in laser surgery. Badly cut fibers deliver energy to target tissue less efficiently and degrade more quickly than properly cut fibers. Step-by-step instructions…. Rationale: A.A. Griffith developed the first theoretical model for fractures during WWI, inaugurating the Science of Fracture Mechanics. As luck would have it, Griffith studied glass fibers. Telecommunications fibers are made of fused silica -- just like laser surgical fibers -- and more telecom fibers are...
What are Holmium Laser Fiber Sizes, Really?
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Section 502 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) says that a device is misbranded if its labeling is false or misleading in any particular. Maybe the FDA doesn’t read Urology? I’m referring to a paper that appeared in the journal Urology a couple of years ago*, questioning the veracity of holmium laser fiber manufacturers in describing the diameters of their fiber devices. The conclusion was that nobody told the truth. That would actually be a good case against holmium fibers being misbranded, in that, if all fibers are uniformly mislabeled, it is not misleading. While the cynic in me appreciates that...