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Windows of opportunity: applying ultrashort laser pulses for selective tissue effects
Author(s): Cynthia A. Toth; Eric Kelvin Chiu; Katrina P. Winter; Clarence P. Cain; Gary D. Noojin; William P. Roach; Benjamin A. Rockwell
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Paper Abstract

Ultrashort pulsed laser retinal effects vary widely depending on the configuration of the laser energy as it reaches the retina and surrounding structures. Tissue response is determined by: wavelength, pulsewidth, energy per pulse, peak irradiance, linear optics of the beam path, and non linear optics of the ultrashort beam. In vivo, we have reported a range of lesions from visible and from near infrared ultrashort laser pulses. New data from additional infrared studies in vivo is combined with our previous data to present an overview of retinal effects and how these might be selected for retinal surgical use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3254, Laser-Tissue Interaction IX, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308155
Show Author Affiliations
Cynthia A. Toth, Duke Univ. Eye Ctr. (United States)
Eric Kelvin Chiu, Duke Univ. Eye Ctr. (United States)
Katrina P. Winter, Duke Univ. Eye Ctr. (United States)
Clarence P. Cain, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Gary D. Noojin, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
William P. Roach, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3254:
Laser-Tissue Interaction IX
Steven L. Jacques; Jeff Lotz, Editor(s)

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