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Customized ablation using an all-solid-state deep-UV laser
Author(s): G. Korn; M. Lenzner; O. Kittelmann; R. Zatonski; M. Kirsch; Y. Kuklin
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Paper Abstract

We show first deep UV ablation results achieved with our new all solid state laser system. The system parameters allow high repetition rate ablation with a small spot diameter of about 0.250mm and a fluence of 350 mJ/cm2 at a wavelength of 210 nm using sequential frequency conversion of a diode pumped laser source. The single shot and multishot ablation rates as well as the ablation profiles have been defined using MicroProf (Fries Research and Technology GmbH, Germany). By means of computer controlled scanning we produce smooth ablation profiles corresponding to a correction of myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. Due to the small spot size and high repetition rate of the laser we are able to generate in short time intervals complicated ablation profiles described by higher order polynomial functions which are required for the needs of customized corneal ablation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4951, Ophthalmic Technologies XIII, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477957
Show Author Affiliations
G. Korn, Katana Technologies GmbH (Germany)
M. Lenzner, Katana Technologies GmbH (Germany)
O. Kittelmann, Katana Technologies GmbH (Germany)
R. Zatonski, Katana Technologies GmbH (Germany)
M. Kirsch, Katana Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Y. Kuklin, Katana Technologies GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4951:
Ophthalmic Technologies XIII
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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