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High-power diode laser system near 1 μm and comparative tissue interaction studies
Author(s): Charles G. Dupuy; C. J. Hwang; David Benenati; H. Thomas Simmonds; Richard J. Fu; Douglas Bull; Mark Russell Dickinson; Paula D. Youell
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Paper Abstract

Due to their high reliability, modest electrical and cooling requirements, and their compact size, diode laser systems are attractive high power, fiber-coupled laser sources for surgical and therapeutics procedures. We describe Applied Optronics Corporation's LM series of portable air-cooled diode laser systems delivering 25 W or 50 W of cw power from the distal end of a disposable, 0.37 NA optical fiber with a core size of 600 micrometers or 1 mm respectively. In comparative tissue interaction studies using the 980 nm laser source, three laser interaction regimes are identified and characterized for laser interactions with six types of cadervic soft tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180726
Show Author Affiliations
Charles G. Dupuy, Applied Optronics Corp. (United States)
C. J. Hwang, Applied Optronics Corp. (United States)
David Benenati, Applied Optronics Corp. (United States)
H. Thomas Simmonds, Applied Optronics Corp. (United States)
Richard J. Fu, Applied Optronics Corp. (United States)
Douglas Bull, Applied Optronics Corp. (United States)
Mark Russell Dickinson, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Paula D. Youell, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2131:
Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir; Fred P. Milanovich, Editor(s)

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