Physics of light and lasers.

  title={Physics of light and lasers.},
  author={Gregory T Absten},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America},
  volume={18 3},
Because most laser procedures use the heating effect of the light and given the number of parameters that may be varied--such as power density, power, pulsing, and heating of fiber tips and probes--significant overlap in applications of the various lasers can result. This is readily apparent in the conflicting claims of laser manufacturers seen in promotional materials. Despite this, each type has its strengths. The CO2 laser is a specialty instrument, particularly for microscopic applications… CONTINUE READING