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Porcine dermal lesions produced by 1.3-μm laser pulses
Author(s): Thomas E. Johnson; Golda C. H. Winston; Margaret B. Burton; Willie L. Greene
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Paper Abstract

An increasing number of industries, to include military, medicinal, and technological arenas, are using 1.3 micron laser systems for which current skin and eye guidelines are identical. No skin threshold, ED50 or exposure data are available. The mechanisms of laser-tissue interaction with skin at 1.3 microns are unknown. Together, these facts necessitate increased research to prevent future laser accidents and injuries. This study examines the method of interaction of 1.3 microns laser light with tissue in the Yorkshire pig. Our research addresses laser-tissue interaction through delivery using a Nd:YAG with an intracavity filter producing 1.3 micron light at 0.5 millisecond exposure time and in the range of 137 to 475 J/cm2. Laser exposure to Yorkshire pigs was evaluated for dermal lesion development. Lesions were appraised for acute, one-hour and 24-hour post exposure presentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4961, Laser-Tissue Interaction XIV, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477672
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Thomas E. Johnson, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Golda C. H. Winston, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Margaret B. Burton, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)
Willie L. Greene, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4961:
Laser-Tissue Interaction XIV
Donald Dean Duncan; Sean J. Kirkpatrick; Andres Kriete; Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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