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Physical phenomena produced by Ho-YAG laser in endourology
Author(s): Walter Cecchetti; A. Tasca; Filiberto Zattoni
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Paper Abstract

The high temperatures generated by the holmium laser pulses during endourological treatments have been reported, the physical phenomena related to this event has never been interpreted. During our clinical experience we had some steel wires sheared by the holmium pulses (fig. 1), after microscopic analysis we considered that only the plasma was able to cause those damages. The aim of this work was to understand the phenomena produced by the holmium laser pulses through measurements of temperature around the fiber tips, we determined the plasma formation thresholds for each fiber types, and also the plasma bubble dimensions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.523997
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Walter Cecchetti, Univ. degli Studi di Venezia (Italy)
A. Tasca, S. Bortolo Hospital (Italy)
Filiberto Zattoni, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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