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CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Irradiation Of Tissue Through Liquids Using A Cavitation Effect
Author(s): A Sa'ar; R Wallach; S Akselrod; A Katzir
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Paper Abstract

The ability to transmit trains of pulsed laser radiation through opaque liquids via a cavitation effect is demonstrated. We were able to cut lucite arid perspex immersed in such liquids. A simplified model describing the formation of stationary cavities is presented and a series of experiments confirming this model are described. Furthermore it is shown that the thermal heating of the liquid surrounding these cavities may be minimized by using pulses of a very short duration. This effect facilitates material cutting and laser surgical operation under blood or water by CO2 or excimer lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945315
Show Author Affiliations
A Sa'ar, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
R Wallach, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
S Akselrod, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)
A Katzir, Tel-Aviv University (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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