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Preliminary results on the approval of a switchable 1064/532 nm laser
Author(s): Peter Greve; Roland Hagemann
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Paper Abstract

Lasers for medical applications can be classified into five interaction groups (Table 1): - photochemical interaction - thermal interaction/coagulation - cutting / vaporisation - photoablation - electromechanical interaction / disruption Each interaction mechanism has typical interaction times and power levels. Typical laser systems are established within each field. Tissue coagulation is done on the time scale of 0.01 - 10 seconds with continuouswave (cw) lasers. Depending on the penetration depth needed a laser in the green, near infrared or for infrased region in used. For 10.6 jm (CO2 -laser) the penetration depth is so small, that even medium intensities effect vaporisation (Fig. 1).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1353, First International Conference on Lasers and Medicine, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23749
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Greve, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Roland Hagemann, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1353:
First International Conference on Lasers and Medicine
Vitali I. Konov; Gerhard J. Mueller; Alexander M. Prokhorov, Editor(s)

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