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Copper-bromide laser system for treatment of dermatological malformations
Author(s): Ognian Sabotinov; Elena Stoykova
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Paper Abstract

The work presents a cosmetic CuBr laser system for treatment of various cutaneous vascular malformations and pigmented lesions with output power 3 W at 578.2 nm and 6 W at 511 nm. The system is provided with a fiberoptic delivery system and a hand-piece, which forms a convergent beam with a diameter of the laser spot 0.4 mm in the focal plane. A built-in CPU sets and controls all operational modes by using an intracavity polychromatic acousto-optic modulator or a mechanical shutter. The laser irradiation can be emitted within a preset temporal interval with variable duration from 15 to 950 ms. The controllable interval for thermal relaxation of the irradiated tissue can be varied from 20 to 1000 ms. The controllable radiant exposures vary from 5 to 100 J/cm2 for the yellow light and from 10 to 100 J/cm2 for the green light. A 3D Monte-Carlo modeling has been used to compare the volumetric energy deposition at 532, 578.c2 and 585 nm. The model simulates photon migration for the case of embedded cylindrical small blood vessels of varying size, which are randomly distributed within a skin layer at different depths. To simplify the task, the vessels were modelel as paralles to each other and to the tissue surface. Optical properties (absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient, anisotropy factor, and index of refraction) of epidermal tissue, dermis and blood were chosen from the literature.

Paper Details

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: 10.1117/12.618474
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Ognian Sabotinov, Central Lab. for Optical Storage and Processing of Information (Bulgaria)
Elena Stoykova, 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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