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Temperature dynamics of soft tissues during diode laser cutting by different types of fiber opto-thermal converters
Author(s): Andrey V. Belikov; Alexei V. Skrypnik; Sergey N. Smirnov; Yulia V. Semyashkina
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Paper Abstract

The results of in vitro study of the soft tissue temperature dynamics during 980 nm diode laser cutting by different types (CLEAR, FILM, VOLUMETRIC) of fiber opto-thermal converters (FOTC) are presented. It was found that the use of CLEAR fiber end (tip) at the laser power below 8.5 W doesn't lead to the soft tissue (chicken meat) destruction. The chicken meat destruction (cutting) begins when irradiated by 8.5 W laser radiation for approximately 9.0 s. At the power of 9.0 W this time decreases up to 7.0 s, at 9.5 W − to 6.0 s, at 10.0 W − to 3.5 s. The moment of soft tissue cutting start correlates with the moment of black layer (absorber) formation at the fiber end and appearance of visually identifiable laser cut walls on the photos; the temperature in this case rapidly increases up to 850 °C. It was determined that the FILM FOTC begins to cut the soft tissue immediately after exposure of laser radiation with power of 4.0 W, the temperature in this case reaches 900 °C. It was determined that the VOLUMETRIC FOTC begins to cut the tissue immediately after exposure at the power of 1.0 W, the temperature in this case reaches 600 °C. VOLUMETRIC FOTC can produce more effective cuts of the soft tissue at the laser power of 4.0 W, in this case, the temperature is above 1200 °C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10336, Saratov Fall Meeting 2016: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XVIII, 103360C (24 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2268866
Show Author Affiliations
Andrey V. Belikov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Alexei V. Skrypnik, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Sergey N. Smirnov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Yulia V. Semyashkina, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10336:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2016: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XVIII
Valery V. Tuchin; Elina A. Genina; Dmitry E. Postnov; Vladimir L. Derbov, Editor(s)

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