The investigation of problems of heat transmission in laser-irradiated samples and the relative modelistic approaches acquire particular significance when whole biological specimens are considered. The possibility of employing a theoretical model, generally utilized in laser irradiation of solid materials, is here analyzed in the irradiation of biological samples. Also, experimental modifications of the thermal diffusivity values are related to the energy level of the single optical pulse obtained from a cw Ar+ laser.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 2, 1982
Published: September 1, 1983
G. Delfino and E. Casale, "Heat flow in laser-irradiated biological systems: some experimental considerations," Appl. Opt. 22, 2712-2715 (1983)