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Development of diode-pumped medical solid-state lasers

Abstract

Two thirds of human body consists of water and the absorption of laser by water is an important factor in medical laser treatment. Er medical lasers have been used in the dermatology, ophthalmology and dental treatments due to its highest absorption by water. However, 2.9 um Er laser can not be transmitted through an optical fiber. On the other hand, Tm laser can be transmitted through an fiber and also has very high absorption by water. Therefore, Tm lasers are used in ophthalmology and heart treatment wherein the fiber delivery is very important for the treatment. Until now, mainly lamp-pumped solid-state lasers have been used in medical treatments, but the lamp-pumped solid-state lasers are being replaced with the diode-pumped solid-state lasers because the diode-pumped solid-state lasers are more compact and much easier to maintain. Following this trend, end-pumped Er and side-pumped Tm lasers have been developed and the output power of 1 W was obtained for Er and Tm respectively.
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 2000
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
KAERI/RR-2063/99
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 8 refs, 45 figs, 4 tabs; PBD: Sep 2000
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ABSORPTION; DENTISTRY; DIODE-PUMPED SOLID STATE LASERS; MEDICAL SUPPLIES; OPHTHALMOLOGY; SKIN; WATER
OSTI ID:
20209366
Research Organizations:
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon, (Korea, Republic of)
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: KR0100930062333
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form; Also available from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
77 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Kim, Cheol Jung, and Kim, Min Suk. Development of diode-pumped medical solid-state lasers. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 2000. Web.
Kim, Cheol Jung, & Kim, Min Suk. Development of diode-pumped medical solid-state lasers. Korea, Republic of.
Kim, Cheol Jung, and Kim, Min Suk. 2000. "Development of diode-pumped medical solid-state lasers." Korea, Republic of.
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title = {Development of diode-pumped medical solid-state lasers}
author = {Kim, Cheol Jung, and Kim, Min Suk}
abstractNote = {Two thirds of human body consists of water and the absorption of laser by water is an important factor in medical laser treatment. Er medical lasers have been used in the dermatology, ophthalmology and dental treatments due to its highest absorption by water. However, 2.9 um Er laser can not be transmitted through an optical fiber. On the other hand, Tm laser can be transmitted through an fiber and also has very high absorption by water. Therefore, Tm lasers are used in ophthalmology and heart treatment wherein the fiber delivery is very important for the treatment. Until now, mainly lamp-pumped solid-state lasers have been used in medical treatments, but the lamp-pumped solid-state lasers are being replaced with the diode-pumped solid-state lasers because the diode-pumped solid-state lasers are more compact and much easier to maintain. Following this trend, end-pumped Er and side-pumped Tm lasers have been developed and the output power of 1 W was obtained for Er and Tm respectively.}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {2000}
month = {Sep}
}