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New alternative for laser lithotropsy-long pulse passively q-switched solid-state laser with fiber-based resonator
Author(s): Gerhard J. Mueller; Juergen Helfmann; Vladimir P. Pashinin; Pavel P. Pashinin; Vitali I. Konov; V. V. Tumorin; E. J. Shklovsky
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the important processes which are responsible for stone fragmentation. The efficiency of these processes in dependence of wavelength and laser pulse duration is discussed. Beside shockwaves and cavitation phenomena the role of a compressional shock acting on the stone and the plasma confinement is emphasized. As a conclusion the concept of a passively Q-switched solid state laser with a fiber-based resonator which prolongs the pulse duration is presented.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169122
Show Author Affiliations
Gerhard J. Mueller, Laser Medicine Ctr. (Germany)
Juergen Helfmann, Laser Medicine Ctr. (Germany)
Vladimir P. Pashinin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Pavel P. Pashinin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vitali I. Konov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
V. V. Tumorin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
E. J. Shklovsky, General Physics Institute (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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