Medical applications of ultra-short pulse lasers

John E. Marion, Beop-Min Kim

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Abstract

The medical applications for ultra short pulse lasers (USPLs) and their associated commercial potential are reviewed. Short pulse lasers offer the surgeon the possibility of precision cutting or disruption of tissue with virtually no thermal or mechanical damage to the surrounding areas. Therefore the USPL offers potential improvement to numerous existing medical procedures. Secondly, when USPLs are combined with advanced tissue diagnostics, there are possibilities for tissue-selective precision ablation that may allow for new surgeries that cannot at present be performed. Here we briefly review the advantages of short pulse lasers, examine the potential markets both from an investment community perspective, and from the view of the technology provider. Finally nominal performance and cost requirements for the lasers, delivery systems and diagnostics and the present state of development will be addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages42-50
Number of pages9
Volume3616
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Jan 281999 Jan 29

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period99/1/2899/1/29

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Ultrafast lasers
Medical applications
Tissue
Laser pulses
pulses
lasers
Ablation
Surgery
surgeons
Lasers
surgery
ablation
Costs
delivery
damage
costs
requirements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Marion, J. E., & Kim, B-M. (1999). Medical applications of ultra-short pulse lasers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3616, pp. 42-50). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Medical applications of ultra-short pulse lasers. / Marion, John E.; Kim, Beop-Min.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3616 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. p. 42-50.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Marion, JE & Kim, B-M 1999, Medical applications of ultra-short pulse lasers. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3616, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 42-50, Proceedings of the 1999 Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers, San Jose, CA, USA, 99/1/28.
Marion JE, Kim B-M. Medical applications of ultra-short pulse lasers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3616. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1999. p. 42-50
Marion, John E. ; Kim, Beop-Min. / Medical applications of ultra-short pulse lasers. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3616 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999. pp. 42-50
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