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Trivalent thulium laser at 1.95 um for enhanced laser-tissue interactions
Author(s): Leon Esterowitz; Robert C. Stoneman; Robert F. Bonner
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Paper Abstract

Solid state lasers based on the trivalent thulium ion which operate within the strong water absorption band in the 2zin region are discussed. This water band has maximum absorption in the range 1.92- 1.94pm. The relative merits of thulium lasers in the crystalline hosts YAG, YSGG, and YLF which operate in this wavelength region are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17623
Show Author Affiliations
Leon Esterowitz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert C. Stoneman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert F. Bonner, National Institutes of Health (United States)


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

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