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Laser Irradiation Of An Eye Model With Single Nd:YAG Pulses Of Different Duration: An Experimental Investigation Of Optical Breakdown Thresholds
Author(s): Franco Docchio; Carlo A. Sacchi; John Marshall
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Paper Abstract

Accurate measurements of optical breakdown thresholds in liquids of interest as models for ocular media are reported, upon irradiation with single Nd:YAG laser pulses of different duration. Breakdown curves are characterized by a behaviour that varies with the pulse duration, with the liquid considered, and with the focusing conditions of the laser beam within the liquid. Physical and clinical relevance of these measurements to the technique of ophthalmic photodisruption is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937086
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Franco Docchio, Istituto di Fisica del Politecnico (Italy)
Carlo A. Sacchi, Istituto di Fisica del Politecnico (Italy)
John Marshall, Institute of Ophthalmology (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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