6450 nm wavelength tissue ablation using a nanosecond laser based on difference frequency mixing and stimulated Raman scattering.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A four-stage laser system was developed, emitting at a wavelength of 6450 nm with a 3-5 ns pulse duration, < or = 2 mJ pulse energy, and 1/2 Hz pulse repetition rate. The laser system successfully ablated rat brain tissue, where both the collateral damage and the ablation rate compare favorably with that previously observed with a Mark-III Free-Electron Laser.

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Cited Authors

  • Edwards, GS; Pearlstein, RD; Copeland, ML; Hutson, MS; Latone, K; Spiro, A; Pasmanik, G

Published Date

  • June 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1426 - 1428

PubMed ID

  • 17546143

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.32.001426


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States