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27 June 2002 Nonlinear absorption studies of melanin
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Proceedings Volume 4617, Laser Tissue Interaction XIII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical; (2002)
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2002, San Jose, CA, United States
Recent theoretical and experimental findings have produced wide ranges of absorption coefficients for melanin in the visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges. These values have been reported for a variety of laser pulse durations, from less than one nanosecond to CW exposures of several seconds. Here we present the findings of non-linear absorption studies in melanin-doped samples in an effort to reconcile bioeffects experiments and theory across a wide variety of irradiance levels. These studies are of particular interest to laser bioeffects in the retina, for which melanin plays a key role in the absorption of laser energy.
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David J. Stolarski, Jacob Stolarski, Robert J. Thomas, Gary D. Noojin, Kurt J. Schuster, and Benjamin A. Rockwell "Nonlinear absorption studies of melanin", Proc. SPIE 4617, Laser Tissue Interaction XIII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (27 June 2002);

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