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Disclosed is a fiber optic fiber transmission line which transmits light a distance from its source and is terminated, at its light delivery end, by a second fiber optic fiber of a larger diameter than the first fiber. An interlocking connector keeps the first and second fiber in positive contact in an efficient light energy transmission relationship. A plurality of second fibers form a set of tips for use in causing light convergence or divergence at the transmission line output.

Title
Fiber optic light delivery apparatus and medical instrument utilizing same
Application Number
636139
Publication Number
4273109
Application Date
June 16, 1978
Publication Date
June 16, 1981
Inventor
Charles E Enderby
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
William R Evans
Robert M Skolnik
Assignee
Cavitron Corporation
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
A61N 5/06
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