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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1104–1106

Selective delivery of laser energy to biological tissue based on refractive-index differences

Yacov Domankevitz, Jerry Waldman, Charles P. Lin, and R. Rox Anderson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 15, pp. 1104-1106 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001104


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Abstract

We report a novel method for selective laser energy delivery into biological tissues based on refractive-index differences. As a specific example, Ho:YAG laser energy is delivered into fat preferentially over other soft tissue, despite the fact that water has a higher absorption coefficient at this wavelength than fat.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

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Yacov Domankevitz, Jerry Waldman, Charles P. Lin, and R. Rox Anderson, "Selective delivery of laser energy to biological tissue based on refractive-index differences," Opt. Lett. 25, 1104-1106 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-15-1104

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