Pulsed laser ablation of calcified tissue: physical mechanisms and fundamental parameters


Journal Article

Based upon a consideration of the morphology of calcified tissue, a two component picture of ablation is postulated in which the soft connective tissue matrix is vaporized and entrains and removes the hard calcium salts. The dependence of the ablation process on laser irradiance, fluence and wavelength is discussed, including estimates of optimal ranges of those parameters for practical applications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Izatt, JA; Albagli, D; Itzkan, I; Feld, MS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1202 /

Start / End Page

  • 133 - 140

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.17618

Citation Source

  • Scopus