Use of ultrashort pulse lasers in medicine

Luiz B. Da Silva, Beop Min Kim, Mike D. Feit, Alexander M. Rubenchik

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Laser ablation with ultrashort laser pulses offers several unique advantages. The nonlinear energy deposition is insensitive to tissue allowing this tool to be used for soft and hard tissue ablation. The localized deposition leads to precise ablation depth and minimal collateral damage. The important differences relevant to medical applications, between ultrashort pulse lasers and laser systems now used in medicine are discussed. Some specific examples of applications which may ultimately benefit from this new technology are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-444
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 11th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 1998 Dec 11998 Dec 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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