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Nd:YAG and HO:YAG laser
Author(s): V. H. Oswal
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Paper Abstract

Among the commonly available surgical lasers, the CO2 laser has acquired a unique role in oral, laryngeal, and tracheo-bronchial surgery. Other wavelengths, and in particular, frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser, the KTP-532 is also gaining ground, offering the advantage of the fiber transmissivity. A number of new lasers are being introduced. The question of their usefulness in the field of otolaryngology can best be answered by systematic study of the peculiar requirement of the surgical procedure, the tissue interactions of any particular wavelength/s, the ease with which the beam can be targeted, and so on.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169129
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V. H. Oswal, North Riding Infirmary (United Kingdom)

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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