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Perspectives of powerful laser technique for medicine
Author(s): Vitali I. Konov; Alexander M. Prokhorov; Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov
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Paper Abstract

The optimum laser-system parameters are being selected for several types of surgical operations using ablation techniques. The choice is based on the specific demands of the operation performed, knowledge of the ablation laws, limitations on laser-beam intensity which come from the necessity to transport high-intensity light through flexible fiber, and the peculiarities of different laser systems. At present it is more expedient to develop laser medical setups oriented to the solution of one task or a limited number of problems. The choice of a concrete installation should be based on the investigation results of interaction of radiation with biological tissues and its transmission through the fiber, the analysis of the level of development of laser and fiber technique, specificity of the operation, and compatibility of laser facilitates and traditional medical equipment. The paper illustrates such an approach by way of several concrete examples and notes the corresponding laser systems, which were developed or are in the developmental stage in the General Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences and in organizations connected with the Institute.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1525, Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48204
Show Author Affiliations
Vitali I. Konov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander M. Prokhorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1525:
Future Trends in Biomedical Applications of Lasers
Lars Othar Svaasand, Editor(s)

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