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Surface ablation of porcine skin tissue using nanosecond laser pulses at 1064 nm
Author(s): Xin-Hua Hu; Annamarie Lembares; Gerhard W. Kalmus
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Paper Abstract

A selective photothermolysis model has been widely used to explain skin tissue ablation by nanosecond laser pulses. Nevertheless, fundamental questions regarding the mechanism underlying the ablation process remain to be answered. We have investigated the surface ablation of fresh porcine skin tissue with 8 ns pulses at 1064 nm and its dependence on spot size. Histology analysis of the ablated tissue samples has been conducted. From these preliminary results we have plotted the ablation depth per pulse as a function of laser fluence at different spot sizes.

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Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2970, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275063
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Xin-Hua Hu, East Carolina Univ. (United States)
Annamarie Lembares, East Carolina Univ. (United States)
Gerhard W. Kalmus, East Carolina Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2970:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII
R. Rox Anderson; Harvey Lui; Michail M. Pankratov; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Gerhard J. Mueller; Graham M. Watson; Reza S. Malek; Lawrence S. Bass; Lloyd P. Tate; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; R. Rox Anderson; Lawrence S. Bass; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Kenton W. Gregory; David M. Harris; David M. Harris; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; Gerhard J. Mueller; Michail M. Pankratov; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate; Graham M. Watson, Editor(s)

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