Effects of sterilization methods on key properties of specialty optical fibers used in medical devices

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Optical fibers with different types of polymer coatings were exposed to three sterilization conditions: multiple autoclaving, treatment with ethylene oxide and treatment with gamma rays. Effects of different sterilization techniques on key optical and mechanical properties of the fibers are reported. The primary attention is given to behavior of the… (More)

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@inproceedings{Stolov2013EffectsOS, title={Effects of sterilization methods on key properties of specialty optical fibers used in medical devices}, author={Andrei A. Stolov and Brian E. Slyman and David T. Burgess and Adam S. Hokansson and Jie Li and Steve A Allen}, year={2013} }