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New Lasers For Ophthalmology: Retinal Photocoagulation With Pulsed Diode Lasers
Author(s): R. Brancato; L. Giovannoni; R. Pratesi; U. Vanni
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Paper Abstract

The application of high-power pulsed semiconductor (diode) lasers to photocoagulation of the retina is reported for the first time. A laser diode (M/A-COM Laser Diode Laboratories model LDT-350) emitting 100 mW average output power at 901 nm was used in the experiment. Therapeutically useful lesions were also obtained with a cw diode laser emitting 100 mW at 800 nm. These results confirm previous expectations regarding the potentials of high-power laser diodes in medicine, and demonstrate that very compact laser systems will be available for applications in ophthalmology and other medical fields in the near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937087
Show Author Affiliations
R. Brancato, Istituto Scientifico H.S.Raffaele (Italy)
L. Giovannoni, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica del CNR (Italy)
R. Pratesi, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica del CNR (Italy)
U. Vanni, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica del CNR (Italy)


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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