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Laser-induced breakdown in the eye at pulse durations from 80 ns to 100 fs
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear absorption through laser-induced breakdown (LIB) offers the possibility of localized energy deposition in linearly transparent media and thus of non-invasive surgery inside the eye. The general sequence of events--plasma formation, stress wave emission, cavitation--is always the same, but the detailed characteristics of these processes depend strongly on the laser pulse duration. The various aspects of LIB are reviewed for pulse durations between 80 ns and 100 fs, and it is discussed, how their dependence on pulse duration can be used to control the efficacy of surgical procedures and the amount of collateral effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1998
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3255, Applications of Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers in Medicine and Biology, (18 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308220
Show Author Affiliations
Alfred Vogel, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck (FRG) (Germany)
Joachim Noack, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck (FRG) (Germany)
Kester Nahen, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck (FRG) (United States)
Dirk Theisen, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck (FRG) (Germany)
Reginald Birngruber, Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebeck (FRG) (Germany)
Daniel X. Hammer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gary D. Noojin, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3255:
Applications of Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers in Medicine and Biology
Joseph Neev, Editor(s)

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