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Optical Design For Lasers In Surgery
Author(s): Michael Bass
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Paper Abstract

Laser light can be used to cut and cauterize tissue. At the present time CO2 lasers at 10.6 km, argon ion lasers in the blue-green part of the spectrum, and Nd:YAG lasers at 1.06 μm have operational characteristics which make their use in surgery potentially valuable. In this paper, the optics necessary to safely deliver the light from these lasers to surgical targets are described along with some suggested areas for improvements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0069, Optical Design Problems in Laser Systems, (24 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954543
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Michael Bass, University of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0069:
Optical Design Problems in Laser Systems
Walter R. Sooy, Editor(s)

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