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Laser-induced shockwave lithotripsy by use of a 1-us Alexandrite laser
Author(s): Ralf Brinkmann; Wilhelm Meyer; Ralf Engelhardt; John C. Walling
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Paper Abstract

For laser lithotripsy with s pulses there have only been dye lasers available with fixed pulse length and pulse shape. The development of a pulse stretched Alexandrite laser offers the possibility to control these parameters, thus to find their optimum for lithotripsy. This paper describes the laser system and reports on the first results that have been achieved concerning fiber transmission with extended pulses, fiber damage thresholds, fragmentation rates avoid adverse tissue effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1200, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17441
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Ralf Brinkmann, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck GmbH (Germany)
Wilhelm Meyer, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck GmbH (Germany)
Ralf Engelhardt, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck GmbH (Germany)
John C. Walling, Light Age, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1200:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II
Stephen N. Joffe; Kazuhiko Atsumi, Editor(s)

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