15 February 1994 Nd:YAG and HO:YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169129
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Among the commonly available surgical lasers, the CO2 laser has acquired a unique role in oral, laryngeal, and tracheo-bronchial surgery. Other wavelengths, and in particular, frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser, the KTP-532 is also gaining ground, offering the advantage of the fiber transmissivity. A number of new lasers are being introduced. The question of their usefulness in the field of otolaryngology can best be answered by systematic study of the peculiar requirement of the surgical procedure, the tissue interactions of any particular wavelength/s, the ease with which the beam can be targeted, and so on.
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V. H. Oswal, V. H. Oswal, } "Nd:YAG and HO:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169129; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169129


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