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Effect of laser pulse duration on ablation efficiency of hard bone in microseconds regime
Author(s): L. Beltrán; H. Abbasi; G. Rauter; N. Friederich ; P. Cattin; A. Zam
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of laser pulse duration on ablation efficiency of hard bones. The bones were ablated using a microsecond pulsed Er-YAG laser. The laser wavelength was 2.94 μm and the repetition rate was 10Hz. Three samples of porcine femur were used and several areas were ablated with a fixed pulse energy of 280mJ and different pulse durations. The ablation procedure was applied during five seconds for all the experiments, therefore, the same amount of energy (14 J) was deposited in each trial. The ablation efficiency was determined by measuring the ablated volume per second for each experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104531S (22 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272253
Show Author Affiliations
L. Beltrán, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)
H. Abbasi, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)
G. Rauter, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)
N. Friederich , Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)
P. Cattin, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)
A. Zam, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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