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Infrared laser ablation of hard tissue
Author(s): Alexander A. Serafetinides; Mersini I. Makropoulou; G. N. Tsikrikas; Emmanuel S. Helidonis; George Kavvalos; Emil N. Sobol
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this work is the experimental and theoretical investigation of the influence of variable laser parameters (wavelength, fluence, pulse repetition rate) and the optical and thermophysical properties of bone tissue (absorption coefficient, tissue inhomogeneity) on the ablation thresholds and the extent of thermally influenced zones. Ablation and perforation experiments were realized by using (1) a semiconductively preionized TEA CO2 laser (10.6 micrometers ) and (2) a sliding discharge TEA HF laser (2.9 micrometers ).

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2077, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168052
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander A. Serafetinides, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Mersini I. Makropoulou, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
G. N. Tsikrikas, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Emmanuel S. Helidonis, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
George Kavvalos, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Emil N. Sobol, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2077:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue
Martin J. C. van Gemert; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht, Editor(s)

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