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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Effects of tissue water content on the propagation of laser light during low-level laser therapy
Author(s): Soogeun Kim; Sungho Shin; Sungho Jeong
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Paper Abstract

This work reports that the laser fluence rate inside porcine skin varied notably with the change of tissue water content under the same laser irradiation conditions. The laser fluence rate inside skin tissue samples with varying water content was measured using an optical fiber sensor, while the target was irradiated either by a low-level 635 or 830 nm laser (50  mW/cm2). It was demonstrated that the distribution of laser fluence rate inside the target is strongly affected by tissue water content and its profile is determined by the water content dependency of optical properties at the laser wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2015
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(5) 051027 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.051027
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 5
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Soogeun Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)
Sungho Shin, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)
Sungho Jeong, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Republic of Korea)


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