Argon-krypton ion laser as light source for medical photocoagulation applications

Wojciech Kamiński , Piotr Warda , Jan Kasprzak , Jerzy Kęsik


Photocoagulators are one of the most popular laser devices in medicine. Due to different kind of interaction of particular wavelength range of laser light with live tissues, sources of laser radiation which can cover as much as possible of visible spectrum are still very wanted (see [1,2]). In last years it also can be observed the intensive developing works on new photocoagulation technique called “micropulse coagulation” [3,4]. The most critical feature of lasers for micropulse coagulation is the possibility of fast switching between two selected laser power values. It seems that the good proposal for these applications can be ion laser filled with argon-krypton mixture. Authors previously have indicated the possibility of improvement of generation conditions in this type of laser in presence of buffer gases [5,6] and with use developed by authors pulse supply regime [7,8]. These improvements allow to obtain output power values of most important argon and krypton laser lines in laser filled with mixture of both gases, similar to values available in laser filled with pure gases. Presented in this paper the following researches are concerned on verification of possibilities of use of the developed laser system in photocoagulation with possibility of use of the laser system in micropulse coagulation technique.
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Author Wojciech Kamiński (FEIT / MO)
Wojciech Kamiński,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Piotr Warda (FEIT / MO)
Piotr Warda,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Jan Kasprzak
Jan Kasprzak,,
, Jerzy Kęsik (FEIT / MO)
Jerzy Kęsik,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
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Book Woliński Wiesław, Jankiewicz Zdzisław, Romaniuk Ryszard (eds.): Proceedings of SPIE Laser Technology 2012: Applications of Lasers, vol. 8703, 2013, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA, SPIE, ISBN 9780819494948, 170 p., DOI:10.1117/12.2021485
Keywords in Englishgas laser, ion laser, argon laser, krypton laser
Languageen angielski
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