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Diode-pumped UV refractive surgery laser
Author(s): Jui Teng Lin; Ming-Yi Hwang; C. H. Huang
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Paper Abstract

Ophthalmic applications of medical lasers have been extensively explored recently because of their market potential. Refractive surgical lasers represent one of the major development efforts due to the large population of eye disorders: about 160 million people in the USA and more than 2 billion worldwide. The first refractive laser developed was the ArF excimer laser at 193 nm in 1987 - 88 for a procedure called photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). More recently, solid state refractive lasers have also been explored for preliminary clinical trials. These lasers include Nd:YLF (picosecond at 1054 nm), doubled-Nd:YAG (nanosecond at 532 nm), Ho:YAG (microsecond at 2100 nm) and ultraviolet (UV) lasers generated from the harmonic of Ti:sapphire-laser (205 - 220 nm) and Nd:YAG (at 213 nm).

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1892, Medical Lasers and Systems II, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147507
Show Author Affiliations
Jui Teng Lin, LaserSight, Inc. (United States)
Ming-Yi Hwang, LaserSight, Inc. (United States)
C. H. Huang, LaserSight, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1892:
Medical Lasers and Systems II
David M. Harris; Carl Murray Penney; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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