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Laser sources at 2 um and 3 um
Author(s): Enzo Nava; Luciano Garifo; Rinaldo Cubeddu; Gianluca Valentini; Angelo Ferrario
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Paper Abstract

Two laser systems emitting at 2 and 3 micrometers have been developed for application in the biomedical field, such as photoablation and microsurgery. The design involved the evaluation of active materials, the optimization of pumping chamber and the analysis of different configurations of the resonant cavity. Holmium, Thulium and Erbium active ions in the YAG host have been considered. A complete characterization of the laser behavior has been carried out for the most interesting combinations of components. The Erbium laser has been also operated in Q-switch regime. The achieved results are comparable with the state of the art performances on the international market.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2624, Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229557
Show Author Affiliations
Enzo Nava, CISE SpA (Italy)
Luciano Garifo, CISE SpA (Italy)
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Gianluca Valentini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Angelo Ferrario, Quanta System srl (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2624:
Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics
Guy P. Delacretaz; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht; Thomas H. Meier, Editor(s)

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