Ablation of tissue by 308-nm excimer laser pulses is accompanied by explosive water bubble formation

Ton G. van Leeuwen, E. Duco Jansen, Massoud Motamedi, A. J. Welch, Cornelius Borst

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Abstract

Various types of pulsed lasers such as the excimer laser have been used in the ablation of tissue. The study introduced in this note aims to investigate whether the excimer laser induced bubble also derives from vaporized water. As such, the threshold radiant exposure for bubble formation at a bare fiber tip was compared to that of two types of excimer lasers. An absorber was added to the water to induce bubble formation. The results indicate that laser induced bubble is predominantly water vapor. In both mid-infrared lasers and ultraviolet lasers, the vaporization of water is a conceal event for tissue ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages276-277
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: Aug 28 1994Sep 2 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
CityAmsterdam, Neth
Period8/28/949/2/94

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Bubble formation
Excimer lasers
Ablation
Laser pulses
Tissue
Ultraviolet lasers
Water
Infrared lasers
Bubbles (in fluids)
Pulsed lasers
Vaporization
Water vapor
Fibers
Lasers

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  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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van Leeuwen, T. G., Jansen, E. D., Motamedi, M., Welch, A. J., & Borst, C. (1994). Ablation of tissue by 308-nm excimer laser pulses is accompanied by explosive water bubble formation. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest (pp. 276-277). Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE.

Ablation of tissue by 308-nm excimer laser pulses is accompanied by explosive water bubble formation. / van Leeuwen, Ton G.; Jansen, E. Duco; Motamedi, Massoud; Welch, A. J.; Borst, Cornelius.

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1994. p. 276-277.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

van Leeuwen, TG, Jansen, ED, Motamedi, M, Welch, AJ & Borst, C 1994, Ablation of tissue by 308-nm excimer laser pulses is accompanied by explosive water bubble formation. in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 276-277, Proceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, Amsterdam, Neth, 8/28/94.
van Leeuwen TG, Jansen ED, Motamedi M, Welch AJ, Borst C. Ablation of tissue by 308-nm excimer laser pulses is accompanied by explosive water bubble formation. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. 1994. p. 276-277
van Leeuwen, Ton G. ; Jansen, E. Duco ; Motamedi, Massoud ; Welch, A. J. ; Borst, Cornelius. / Ablation of tissue by 308-nm excimer laser pulses is accompanied by explosive water bubble formation. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Piscataway, NJ, United States : IEEE, 1994. pp. 276-277
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