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Comparative laser-tissue interaction effects at 1.96 and 2.01 um of Cr; Tm:YAG laser
Author(s): Michail M. Pankratov; Donald F. Perrault Jr.; Stanley M. Shapshay M.D.; Joseph F. Pinto; Dina Esterowitz; H. Thomas Aretz M.D.
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Paper Abstract

A pulsed spiking and nonspiking Cr; thulium (Tm):YAG flash lamp pumped laser operating at 1.96 and 2.01 μm was investigated in vitro in the clinically relevant power range for its basic laser-tissue interaction with soft, cartilaginous, and bone tissues. Some explanations of the differences and possible medical applications are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1646, Laser-Tissue Interaction III, (7 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137490
Show Author Affiliations
Michail M. Pankratov, Lahey Clinic Medical Ctr. (United States)
Donald F. Perrault Jr., Lahey Clinic Medical Ctr. (United States)
Stanley M. Shapshay M.D., Lahey Clinic Medical Ctr. (United States)
Joseph F. Pinto, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dina Esterowitz, Univ. of Virginia Medical School (United States)
H. Thomas Aretz M.D., New England Deaconess Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1646:
Laser-Tissue Interaction III
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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