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Comparison of soft and hard tissue ablation with sub-ps and ns pulse lasers
Author(s): Luiz Barroca Da Silva; Brent C. Stuart; Peter M. Celliers; T. D. Chang; Michael D. Feit; Michael E. Glinsky; Nicholas J. Heredia; Steve M. Herman; Stephen M. Lane; Richard A. London; Dennis L. Matthews; Joseph Neev; Michael D. Perry; Alexander M. Rubenchik
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Paper Abstract

Tissue ablation with ultrashort laser pulses offers several unique advantages. The nonlinear energy deposition is insensitive to tissue type allowing this tool to be used for soft and hard tissue ablation. The localized energy deposition leads to precise ablation depth and minimal collateral damage. In this paper we will report on our efforts to study and demonstrate tissue ablation using an ultrashort pulse laser. The ablation efficiency, and extent of collateral damage for 0.3 ps and 1000 ps duration laser pulses will be compared. Temperature measurements of the rear surface of a tooth section will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2681, Laser-Tissue Interaction VII, (7 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239573
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Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Brent C. Stuart, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Peter M. Celliers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
T. D. Chang, Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Northern California Health Systems (United States)
Michael D. Feit, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael E. Glinsky, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Nicholas J. Heredia, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steve M. Herman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen M. Lane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Dennis L. Matthews, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph Neev, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
Michael D. Perry, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Alexander M. Rubenchik, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2681:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VII
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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