1 June 1990 Trivalent thulium laser at 1.95 μm for enhanced laser-tissue interactions
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Proceedings Volume 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17623
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Solid state lasers based on the trivalent thulium ion which operate within the strong water absorption band in the 2zin region are discussed. This water band has maximum absorption in the range 1.92- 1.94pm. The relative merits of thulium lasers in the crystalline hosts YAG, YSGG, and YLF which operate in this wavelength region are discussed.
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Leon Esterowitz, Leon Esterowitz, Robert C. Stoneman, Robert C. Stoneman, Robert F. Bonner, Robert F. Bonner, } "Trivalent thulium laser at 1.95 μm for enhanced laser-tissue interactions", Proc. SPIE 1202, Laser-Tissue Interaction, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17623; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.17623


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