Influence of tissue mechanical strength during UV and IR laser ablation in vitro

E. D. Jansen, Ton G. Leeuwen, Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, Tuong H. Le, Massoud Motamedi, et.al.

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Abstract

It has been established that the infrared (Ho:YAG at 2.09 μm) ablation process involves direct heating of tissue water followed by subsurface pressure build up that ultimately leads to a violent explosion. Recently, we presented evidence that the same mechanism plays a role in ultraviolet (XeCl at 308 nm) ablation. It is expected that this process is dependent upon the mechanical strength of the irradiated tissue. A qualitative study was done to demonstrate the effect of the tissue mechanical properties on the pulsed laser ablation process and resulting mechanical damage to tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, United States
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages139-146
Number of pages8
Volume1882
ISBN (Print)0819411094
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser-Tissue Interaction IV - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 18 1993Jan 20 1993

Other

OtherLaser-Tissue Interaction IV
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/18/931/20/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Jansen, E. D., Leeuwen, T. G., Verdaasdonk, R. M., Le, T. H., Motamedi, M., & et.al. (1993). Influence of tissue mechanical strength during UV and IR laser ablation in vitro. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1882, pp. 139-146). Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.