Free-electron lasers: Reliability, performance, and beam delivery

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Vanderbilt free-electron laser (FEL) is a continuously tunable source of pulsed, mid-infrared radiation. FEL applications research has been underway for a decade. Recent experimental advances in FEL ablation of soft tissue indicate the potential for FEL-based protocols in surgery and medicine. In anticipation of these medical applications, the Vanderbilt FEL is being upgraded to meet the reliability and performance standards for a medical laser. Facilities for laser surgery have been constructed and equipped and medical delivery systems are being developed for pre-clinical and clinical research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Edwards, GS; Evertson, D; Gabella, W; Grant, R; King, TL; Kozub, J; Mendenhall, M; Shen, J; Shores, R; Storms, S; Traeger, RH

Published Date

  • December 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 810 - 816

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-260X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/2944.577303

Citation Source

  • Scopus