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Mechanisms of ultraviolet and mid-infrared tissue ablation
Author(s): Raimund Hibst
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed UV and mid-IR lasers have a great potential in various medical disciplines for precise and sparing tissue removal. Beside the study of special applications, the investigation of the underlying ablation mechanisms has become of increasing importance. This paper summarizes the basic models to describe the ablation efficiency and discusses applications as well as limitations.

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Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1525, Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48193
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Raimund Hibst, Univ. Ulm (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1525:
Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers
Lars Othar Svaasand, Editor(s)

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