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Laser lithotripsy with a pulsed dye laser: correlation between threshold energy and optical properties
Author(s): Hericus J. C. M. Sterenborg; Christiaan F. P. van Swol; Dane D. Bicanic; Martin J. C. van Gemert
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Paper Abstract

Threshold effects occurring in fragmentation of stones using a 504 nm microsecond pulsed dye laser were investigated in relation to the optical properties of the stone. Threshold measurements performed on 13 stones appeared to be roughly proportional to the diameter of the fiber. The optical penetration depth, measured opto acoustically yielded values between 0.7 and 3.2 micrometers . The threshold varied exponentially with the optical penetration depth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1427, Laser-Tissue Interaction II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44109
Show Author Affiliations
Hericus J. C. M. Sterenborg, Academic Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Christiaan F. P. van Swol, Academic Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)
Dane D. Bicanic, Univ. of Agriculture (Netherlands)
Martin J. C. van Gemert, Academic Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)


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

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