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Transient photoacoustic studies of laser tissue ablation
Author(s): Peter E. Dyer; Rashid K. Al-Dhahir
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of thermoelastic and ablative stress transients generated by pulsed lasers in tissue samples have been made using fast time-response (nanosecond) piezoelectric film transducers. Studies of the ablation of cornea using excimer and CO2 lasers, and of vascular tissue using excimer, dye and solid-state lasers are described. It is shown that useful information on the pulsed laser interaction can be gained from these measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17610
Show Author Affiliations
Peter E. Dyer, Univ. of Hull (United Kingdom)
Rashid K. Al-Dhahir, Univ. of Hull (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1202:
Laser-Tissue Interaction
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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