The emergent light distribution of a new type of contact laser scalpel is measured in three different states using a light sensor. The relationship between the angle and the light intensity is analyzed. The results show that the strongest light is emitted from two sides and the front of the scalpel. The light from the front mainly plays a role of cutting. The light from two sides contributes to stanch the wound so as to remain a clear visual field during the surgery. It also helps to increase the cutting efficiency.
© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1610) Medical optics and biotechnology : Clinical applications
Jin Fan, Kun Yang, Chuanqing Zhou, Xinyu Chai, and Qiushi Ren, "Light intensity distribution of a new type of contact laser scalpel," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 913-915 (2008)