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Investigation of nonlinear ocular media using femtosecond laser pulses
Author(s): Mary J. Potasek; Andrew E. Paul
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Paper Abstract

The recent development of ultrafast laser systems in the visible and near infrared spectral regions requires detailed knowledge of the material properties of ocular media. Different physical mechanisms play competing roles and give rise to new phenomena as the femtosecond laser pulse propagates in ocular media. We investigate the relative importance of radial diffraction and material dispersion for a wide range of wavelengths for femtosecond laser pulse propagation. Because no analytical solution exists which can fully explain the laser- material interaction, we use numerical techniques. The numerical technique will be described in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2974, Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275229
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Mary J. Potasek, Air Force Armstrong Lab. and Columbia Univ. (United States)
Andrew E. Paul, Air Force Armstrong Lab. and New York Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2974:
Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment
Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin M.D., Editor(s)

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