Effects of irradiance and spot size on pulsed olmium laser ablation of tissue.

@article{Domankevitz1993EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of irradiance and spot size on pulsed olmium laser ablation of tissue.},
  author={Yacov Domankevitz and Min Sou Lee and Norman Shizuaki Nishioka},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={569-73}
}
Threshold radiant exposures for pulsed holmium laser ablation of tissue were measured with a high-speed framing camera. The effects of laser irradiance and beam size on ablation threshold were investigated. Threshold radiant exposure decreased with increasing laser irradiance over the range of 10(5)-10(7) W/cm(2). Over the range of spot sizes examined (243… CONTINUE READING