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10 July 1987 New Lasers For Ophthalmology: Retinal Photocoagulation With Pulsed Diode Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937087
Event: 1986 International European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, 1986, Florence, Italy
Abstract
The application of high-power pulsed semiconductor (diode) lasers to photocoagulation of the retina is reported for the first time. A laser diode (M/A-COM Laser Diode Laboratories model LDT-350) emitting 100 mW average output power at 901 nm was used in the experiment. Therapeutically useful lesions were also obtained with a cw diode laser emitting 100 mW at 800 nm. These results confirm previous expectations regarding the potentials of high-power laser diodes in medicine, and demonstrate that very compact laser systems will be available for applications in ophthalmology and other medical fields in the near future.
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R. Brancato, L. Giovannoni, R. Pratesi, and U. Vanni "New Lasers For Ophthalmology: Retinal Photocoagulation With Pulsed Diode Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937087
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