Optical fibers provide a convenient and flexible conduit for laser power delivery for medical procedures. As the market matures, demand for higher performance components continue to drive the quality and reliability of the lasers, fibers, and terminated assemblies. In fiber this means smaller formats and higher energy capability. Together, these attributes will make the fibers more susceptible to catastrophic failure, particularly where the fiber is stressed or bent.
HCXtreme is a range of silica /silica fibers for high power in tigth bends.
In testing down to a 5 mm bend radius on a 365µm core fiber with a Ho:YAG laser of 100W, HCXtreme out perform standard fibers in power handling.
HCXtreme Optical Fibers are:
• Reliable : They out perform "standard" fibers.
• Sterilizable using ETO or Autoclave methods.