1 June 1991 Infrared tissue ablation: consequences of liquefaction
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Proceedings Volume 1427, Laser-Tissue Interaction II; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44083
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ablation of biological targets by highly-absorbed infrared laser pulses (duration 200 microsecond(s) ) is explained using a model that takes into account tissue liquefaction. The generation of a liquid layer in tissue leads to an enhancement of the drilling efficiency and to a reduction of the evaporation rate. Experimental drilling-depth and recoil-momentum data are explained by a combination of evaporation and ejection.
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A. D. Zweig, A. D. Zweig, } "Infrared tissue ablation: consequences of liquefaction", Proc. SPIE 1427, Laser-Tissue Interaction II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44083; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44083

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