Publications [#245931] of Glenn S. Edwards

Papers Published
  1. Shen, JH; Harrington, JA; Edwards, GS; Joos, KM, Hollow-glass waveguide delivery of an infrared free-electron laser for microsurgical applications, Applied Optics, vol. 40 no. 4 (2001), pp. 583-587 .

    The purpose of this research is to deliver free-electron-laser (FEL) pulses for intraocular microsurgery. The FEL at Vanderbilt University is tunable from 1.8 to 10.8 μm. To deliver the FEL beam we used a metallic-coated hollow-glass waveguide of 530-μm inner diameter. A 20-gauge cannula with a miniature CaF2 window shielded the waveguide from water. Open-sky retinotomy was performed on cadaver eyes. The system delivered as much as 6 × 105 W of FEL peak power to the intraocular tissues without damage to the waveguide or to the surgical probe. © 2001 Optical Society of America.