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Ion argon-krypton laser for medical applications
Author(s): Wojciech Kaminski; Jan Kasprzak; Jerzy Kesik; Piotr Warda
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Paper Abstract

Ion gas lasers filled with pure argon or krypton are often used in medicine. The number of possible medical laser applications are still increasing. Every type of application requires specific wavelength range. Due to number of available laser wavelengths of argon and krypton lasers, laser filled with mixture of both gases could be interesting universal medical laser source. However output power value of some interesting in medical point of view laser wavelengths may be insufficient in laser filled with mixture. Developed by authors quasi-continuous ion laser supply regime in connection with observed and described by authors the effect of laser power increase in presence of noble gas admixtures allows to achieve laser power satisfactory for certain medical applications but unavailable in typical ion lasers operated with standard continuous power supply regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8433, Laser Sources and Applications, 84331K (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922816
Show Author Affiliations
Wojciech Kaminski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Kasprzak, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Jerzy Kesik, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Warda, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8433:
Laser Sources and Applications
Thomas Graf; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Helena Jelínková; John Powell, Editor(s)

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