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26 October 2001 Nonlinear effects inside corneal tissue after fs-photodisruption
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In order to perform refractive surgery, fs-laser pulses were focused into animal cornea. During histo-pathological analysis by light- and transmission-electron-microscopy new side effects of fs-photodisruption were found. Due to the high intensities at the focal region, self focusing followed by further nonlinear effects is observed, leading to streak formation inside the cornea and several micro-breakdowns on the sub-micron scale. The nature and origin of these streaks are further investigated.
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Alexander Heisterkamp, Tammo Ripken, Holger Lubatschowski, Herbert Welling, Wolfgang Drommer, Elke Luetkefels, Thanongsak Mamom, and Wolfgang Ertmer "Nonlinear effects inside corneal tissue after fs-photodisruption", Proc. SPIE 4433, Laser-Tissue Interactions, Therapeutic Applications, and Photodynamic Therapy, (26 October 2001);

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