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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2322–2325

Lightpipe device for delivery of uniform illumination for photodynamic therapy of the oral cavity

Cristina Canavesi, William J. Cassarly, Thomas H. Foster, and Jannick P. Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2322-2325 (2011)

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A compact and efficient lightpipe device to deliver light to the human oral cavity for photodynamic therapy was designed and fabricated, having dimensions 6.8   mm × 6.8   mm × 46 mm . An average irradiance of 76 mW / cm 2 with an average deviation of 5% was measured on a square 25 mm 2 treatment field for an input power of 100 mW . The device limits irradiation of healthy tissue and offers potential for improvement over the current treatment procedure, which requires shielding of the whole cavity to avoid damage to healthy tissue.

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OCIS Codes
(170.5180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photodynamic therapy
(170.2945) Medical optics and biotechnology : Illumination design
(080.3685) Geometric optics : Lightpipes

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2011
Published: May 20, 2011

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Cristina Canavesi, William J. Cassarly, Thomas H. Foster, and Jannick P. Rolland, "Lightpipe device for delivery of uniform illumination for photodynamic therapy of the oral cavity," Appl. Opt. 50, 2322-2325 (2011)

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