8 August 1989 Chemical Laser Interactions With Human Corneal Tissue
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Proceedings Volume 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials; (1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951958
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Repetitively pulsed (rp) hydrogen fluoride (HF) chemical laser interactions with human corneal tissue have been studied to understand tissue ablation phenomenology, effects, and mechanisms under well characterized laser irradiation conditions. RP HF chemical laser experiments have been performed at two wavelengths (? = 2.78 pm and 2.91 μm) over a fluence range of 0.6 to 10 J/cm2 to determine ablation efficiencies and effective enthalpies of ablation (Q*) as a function of wavelength and fluence. The experimental results are analyzed to consider the physical and chemical processes associated with thermochemical ablation of human corneal tissue by pulsed mid-infrared lasers.
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G. L. Valderrama, R. F. Menefee, B. D. Krenek, M. J. Berry, "Chemical Laser Interactions With Human Corneal Tissue", Proc. SPIE 1064, Thermal and Optical Interactions with Biological and Related Composite Materials, (8 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951958; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951958
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Laser tissue interaction

Laser ablation

Chemical lasers

Hydrogen fluoride lasers

Absorption

Pulsed laser operation

Tissues

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