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

Edwards GS, Pearlstein RD, Copeland ML, Hutson MS, Latone K, Spiro A, Pasmanik G
Opt Lett. 2007 32 (11): 1426-8

PMID: 17546143 · DOI:10.1364/ol.32.001426

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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Animals Brain Electrons Equipment Design Lasers Optics and Photonics Oscillometry Rats Rats, Sprague-Dawley Scattering, Radiation Spectrum Analysis, Raman Time Factors

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