Medical applications of ultrashort pulse lasers

Beop-Min Kim, M. D. Feit, A. M. Rubenchik, L. B. Da Silva

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Abstract

The characteristics of the ultrashort pulse laser (USPL) ablation of biological tissues are investigated both theoretically and experimentally. Effective USPL parameters for minimal damage and high ablation rates are discussed. The USPL ablation process was studied using computer simulation. The ablation craters created on soft and hard tissues using USPL show minimal thermal or mechanical damage to the surrounding region indicating extremely accurate and precise tissue removal is possible. When the intensity is less than the optical breakdown threshold but higher than the thermal damage threshold which is highly dependent on repetition rate and beam size, significant thermal damage is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages43-44
Number of pages2
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optcis (CLEO/PACIFIC Rim '99) - Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 1999 Aug 301999 Sep 3

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optcis (CLEO/PACIFIC Rim '99)
CitySeoul, South Korea
Period99/8/3099/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Kim, B-M., Feit, M. D., Rubenchik, A. M., & Da Silva, L. B. (1999). Medical applications of ultrashort pulse lasers. In Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest (Vol. 1, pp. 43-44). IEEE.