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High-powered dye laser for photodynamic therapy
Author(s): William A. Papworth; W. L. Mitchell; Dale D. Severson; Paul M. Paspa; Daniel R. Doiron
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Paper Abstract

As Photodynamic Therapy becomes more widely accepted by the medical community the need for specialized, low maintenance high efficiency light sources increases. We report on the design and performance of a medical dye laser which can be configured for activation of photosensitizers from 630 nm to 720 nm. The dye laser is pumped by the second harmonic of a surgical Nd:YAG laser, which is fiberoptically coupled to the dye laser. Design and performance of the system will be presented along with biological comparison of its performance to that of an Argon/Dye system as an activation source for PhotofrinR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1881, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy II, (18 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146309
Show Author Affiliations
William A. Papworth, PDT Systems (United States)
W. L. Mitchell, PDT Systems (United States)
Dale D. Severson, PDT Systems (United States)
Paul M. Paspa, PDT Systems (United States)
Daniel R. Doiron, PDT Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1881:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy II
Thomas J. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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