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Thermal lensing in the ocular media
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Paper Abstract

A tissue phantom of water with an absorbing dye, Allura Red, was used to observe the effects of thermal lensing in a thick sample exposed to a CW 532 nm Verdi laser. A collimated beam was sent through a sample 2.9 cm thick. Results from the collimated beam revealed qualitative information about thermal lensing in a liquid media. The studies presented here argue the relevance of incorporating oscillating factors such as convectional flow into higher order thermal lensing models in a fluid such as water.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6435, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVIII, 64350C (19 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.702002
Show Author Affiliations
Rebecca L. Vincelette, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Robert J. Thomas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ashley J. Welch, The Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6435:
Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XVIII
Steven L. Jacques; William P. Roach, Editor(s)

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