A theory is presented which shows ablation profiles are dependent upon fluence levels and distance from ablation boundaries. This theory requires energy from broken bonds to propagate transversely, thereby influencing recombination within the ablation area.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2180) Lasers and laser optics : Excimer lasers
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1020) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ablation of tissue
C. R. Munnerlyn, M. E. Arnoldussen, A. L. Munnerlyn, and B. A. Logan, "Theory Concerning the Ablation of Corneal Tissue with Large-Area, 193-nm Excimer Laser Beams," in Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions II, H. van den Bergh and A. Vogel, eds., Vol. 5863 of Proc. SPIE (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper SuB4.
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