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Focusing of a laser beam in turbid media
Author(s): Kremena S. Petrova
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Paper Abstract

This work reports on a systematic study of volumetric energy deposition in tissues for irradiation by a converging laser beam in the vicinity of the beam geometric focal point as a function of beam parameters (diameter, light cone angle) and tissue optical properties (scattering and absorption coefficients, anisotropy factor, refractive index). The task is solved by 3-D Monte-Carlo simulation using variance-reduction Monte-Carlo code and delta-scattering technique for the case of homogeneous and two-layered tissue models at typical for the low level laser therapy operating wavelengths. Efficiency of energy delivery is evaluated at increasing depth of teh focal point location under the tissue.

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Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5830, 13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618417
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Kremena S. Petrova, Central Lab. for Optical Storage and Processing of Information (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5830:
13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Sanka V. Gateva; Lachezar A. Avramov; Alexander A. Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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