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Infrared tissue ablation: consequences of liquefaction
Author(s): A. D. Zweig
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Paper Abstract

Ablation of biological targets by highly-absorbed infrared laser pulses (duration 200 microsecond(s) ) is explained using a model that takes into account tissue liquefaction. The generation of a liquid layer in tissue leads to an enhancement of the drilling efficiency and to a reduction of the evaporation rate. Experimental drilling-depth and recoil-momentum data are explained by a combination of evaporation and ejection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1427, Laser-Tissue Interaction II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44083
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A. D. Zweig, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Wellman Laboratories Photomedicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1427:
Laser-Tissue Interaction II
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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