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Pulsed laser ablation: influence of the repetition rate on the efficiency and the thermal stress
Author(s): Dirk Meyer
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Paper Abstract

Laser induced ablation is widely used for the removal of tissue. The advantage is seen in minimising the stress on the remaining tissue. However the picture that all irradiated light energy is converted into energy for the phase transition from solid to vapour is too simple. The crater bottom and the side walls are heated, and it is a question of relaxation time, heat conductivity and heat capacity which determines the degree of thermal damage. Furthermore the optical penetration depth, the pulse duration and the repetition rate determine the thickness of the thermal influenced zone. This presentation reports on the influence of the repetition rate of CO2 laser radiation with a pulse length oft = 80 'is on the efficiency of ablation and the thickness of the thermal damage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103132G (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283884
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Dirk Meyer, Univ. of Kaiserslautern (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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