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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 7 — Jul. 16, 2007

Laser ablation threshold dependence on pulse duration for fused silica and corneal tissues: experiments and modeling

Dominic Giguère, Gilles Olivié, François Vidal, Stéphanie Toetsch, Guillaume Girard, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Jean-Claude Kieffer, Ossama Nada, and Isabelle Brunette  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 1562-1568 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.001562


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Abstract

The surface ablation threshold fluence of fused silica and two porcine cornea layers, the epithelium and the stroma, is characterized as a function of the laser pulse duration in the range of 100 fs 5 ps for a wavelength of 800 nm (Ti:sapphire laser system). The plateaulike region observed between 100 fs and 1 ps for the corneal layers indicates that for use in laser surgery, laser pulse durations chosen within this range should be practically equivalent. Our model predicts that the ablation threshold will decrease rapidly for pulse durations in the low end of the femtosecond regime.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(170.1020) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ablation of tissue
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2006
Published: May 9, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Dominic Giguère, Gilles Olivié, François Vidal, Stéphanie Toetsch, Guillaume Girard, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Jean-Claude Kieffer, Ossama Nada, and Isabelle Brunette, "Laser ablation threshold dependence on pulse duration for fused silica and corneal tissues: experiments and modeling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 1562-1568 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-6-1562


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