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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011

Photophysical mechanisms of collagen modification by 80 MHz femtosecond laser

Vladimir Hovhannisyan, Ara Ghazaryan, Yung-Fang Chen, Shean-Jen Chen, and Chen-Yuan Dong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 23, pp. 24037-24047 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.024037


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Abstract

Photophysical mechanisms of collagen photomodification (CFP) by the use of a 80 MHz, 780 nm femtosecond titanium-sapphire laser were investigated. Our observation that the decrease in collagen second harmonic generation and increase in two-photon autofluorescence intensity occurred primarily at sites where photoproducts were present suggested that the photoproducts may act to facilitate the CFP process. Laser power study of CFP indicated that the efficiency of the process depended on the sixth power of the laser intensity. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that CFP can be used for bending and cutting of collagen fibers and creating 3D patterns within collagen matrix with high precision (~2 μm).

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OCIS Codes
(170.5810) Medical optics and biotechnology : Scanning microscopy
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2010
Published: November 3, 2010

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Vladimir Hovhannisyan, Ara Ghazaryan, Yung-Fang Chen, Shean-Jen Chen, and Chen-Yuan Dong, "Photophysical mechanisms of collagen modification by 80 MHz femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 18, 24037-24047 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-23-24037


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