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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1970
  • pp: 665–667

Corneal Thermal Response to the CO2 Laser

M. A. Mainster, T. J. White, and J. H. Tips  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 665-667 (1970)

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A three-dimensional model of corneal thermal response to CO2 laser radiation is constructed and numerical solutions for temperature rise are computed. Power distribution in the laser beam and a conducting air–cornea interface are considered explicitly. It is found that the radial distribution of temperature increases produced by a gaussian beam is also gaussian, for brief exposures. The corneal damage threshold is examined in terms of this result.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 4, 1969
Published: March 1, 1970

M. A. Mainster, T. J. White, and J. H. Tips, "Corneal Thermal Response to the CO2 Laser," Appl. Opt. 9, 665-667 (1970)

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