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Ablation of hard tissue with the holmium laser investigated by a surface profile measurement system and a confocal laser scanning microscope
Author(s): Thomas G. Barton; Matthias Christ; Hans-Jochen Foth; Karl Hoermann M.D.; Norbert Stasche M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The interaction between a pulsed Holmium laser and bone was investigated by measuring the volume and the shape of laser craters, produced by single laser pulses. The mean ablation rate, as obtained from these data, was compared to predictions of theoretical models which calculate the ablation rate from the light distribution in the bone. Result of this comparison is that scattering has to be seen as the important factor for the interaction of the Holmium laser radiation and bone.

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Date Published: 18 January 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199195
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Thomas G. Barton, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Matthias Christ, Univ. Hospital of Mannheim (Germany)
Hans-Jochen Foth, Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Karl Hoermann M.D., Univ. Hospital of Mannheim (Germany)
Norbert Stasche M.D., Klinikum Kaiserslautern (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2323:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II
Hans Joerg Albrecht; Guy P. Delacretaz; Thomas H. Meier; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Martin J. C. van Gemert, Editor(s)

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