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Pulsed laser ablation of calcified tissue: physical mechanisms and fundamental parameters
Author(s): Joseph A. Izatt; Douglas Albagli; Irving Itzkan; Michael S. Feld
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Paper Abstract

Based upon a consideration of the morphology of calcified tissue, a two component picture of ablation is postulated in which the soft connective tissue matrix is vaporized and entrains and removes the hard calcium salts. The dependence of the ablation process on laser irradiance, fluence and wavelength is discussed, including estimates of optimal ranges of those parameters for practical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17618
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph A. Izatt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Douglas Albagli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Irving Itzkan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Michael S. Feld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


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

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