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High-average-power CTH:YAG for the medical environment
Author(s): Sidney P. Wright; Edward J. Adamkiewicz; Peter F. Moulton
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Paper Abstract

Medical procedures such as arthroscopy have placed increasing demands on the output performance of the CTH:YAG laser at 2.1 micrometers . Intensive research has been conducted to improve the average power, pulse energies, and rep rates while reducing any failure mechanisms. The results of this work is reported along with a discussion of the important engineering parameters concerning the design of a high power medical CTH:YAG laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1650, Medical Lasers and Systems, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137519
Show Author Affiliations
Sidney P. Wright, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Edward J. Adamkiewicz, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Peter F. Moulton, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1650:
Medical Lasers and Systems
David M. Harris; Stuart D. Harman, Editor(s)

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