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Investigation of photothermolysis therapy of human skin diseases using optical phantoms
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Paper Abstract

Dermatological diseases, such as neurofibroma (Recklinghausen disease) or hemangiomas can be efficiently treated using photothermolysis from laser irradiation. We have utilized a developed 975 nm fiber diode laser as a low-cost alternative over common Nd:YAG lasers. This paper describes the investigations of interaction of 975 nm diode laser radiation-pulses with optical skin phantoms which were designed and manufactured in our laboratory. Such phantoms match the scattering and absorption coefficients of real human skin. Spatial and temporal temperature evolutions during laser irradiation with various laser settings (pulsed and CW mode), were recorded by an IR camera. Subsequent analysis yielded optimum choice of parameters for laser therapy of coetaneous lesions.

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Date Published: 8 January 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9447, 18th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 944715 (8 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177790
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M. Jędrzejewska-Szczerska, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. S. Wróbel, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
S. Galla, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. P. Popov, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
A. V. Bykov, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
V. V. Tuchin, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Institute of Precise Mechanics and Control (Russian Federation)
A. Cenian, The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9447:
18th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Sanka Gateva; Alexandros Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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