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17 August 1994 Dynamics of tissue reflectance and transmittance during laser irradiation
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We have studied dynamic changes in optical properties of various tissues during argon and pulse Nd:YAG laser irradiation while monitoring tissue surface temperature. High power laser radiation induces reversible and/or irreversible changes in the optical behavior of the tissue. Reversible changes in diffuse reflectance and total transmittance can be as much as 15% and 20% of initial values, respectively. We are currently investigating the mechanism responsible for the observed reversible changes.
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Wei-Chiang Lin, Massoud Motamedi, and Ashley J. Welch "Dynamics of tissue reflectance and transmittance during laser irradiation", Proc. SPIE 2134, Laser-Tissue Interaction V; and Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards, (17 August 1994);

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