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Numerical simulation of infrared photoablation
Author(s): Andreas Olmes; H.-G. Franke; M. Raible; Holger Lubatschowski; Wolfgang Ertmer; E. Baensch; G. Dziuk
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Paper Abstract

The ablation of soft tissue with free-running infrared lasers of low intensity is a thermal evaporation process. Nevertheless, the influence of the temperature dependent optical absorption is not yet understood. A detailed model of the photoablation process has been developed which was solved by the finite element method. Ablation rates and thermal damages are calculated and compared with experimental values. It has been shown, that the influence of the temperature dependent absorption coefficient cannot be neglected.

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Date Published: 5 December 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2923, Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics II, (5 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260734
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Olmes, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
H.-G. Franke, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
M. Raible, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Laserzentrum Hannover (Germany)
Wolfgang Ertmer, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
E. Baensch, Univ. Freiburg (Germany)
G. Dziuk, Univ. Freiburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2923:
Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics II
Hansjoerg Albrecht; Guy P. Delacretaz; Thomas H. Meier; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand, Editor(s)

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