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Tunable solid state laser system for dermatology applications
Author(s): Zion Azar; Alexander Bank; Dmitri M. Donskoy; Vladimir S. Nechitailo
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Paper Abstract

The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is the most recent in a series of pulsed laser systems for plastic surgery. The 532 nm wavelength has been shown to be absorbed by a variety of chromophores. These include tattoo pigments, oxygenated hemoglobin and melanin-containing epidermal cells. A simple multi-line solid state laser module pumped by double-frequency Q- switched YAG laser is presented. This solid state multi-line module enables tuning of the wavelength in the yellow spectral range to 560 nm or to 580 nm for dermatology applications. Conversion efficiency in excess of 70% was achieved at 10 Hz pulse repetition frequency and output energy per pulse of approximately 200 mJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2327, Medical Applications of Lasers II, (23 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197608
Show Author Affiliations
Zion Azar, PolyOptics Ltd. (Israel)
Alexander Bank, PolyOptics Ltd. (Israel)
Dmitri M. Donskoy, PolyOptics Ltd. (Israel)
Vladimir S. Nechitailo, PolyOptics Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2327:
Medical Applications of Lasers II
Stephen G. Bown; J. Escourrou; Frank Frank; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Guilhem Godlewski M.D.; Frederic Laffitte; Hans H. Scherer M.D., Editor(s)

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