Photonic surgery with noncoherent light

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    Extensive photothermal surgical effects have been generated with artificial noncoherent light. Our ex vivo experiments produced the same type and extent of tissue damage ordinarily achieved with laser fiber-optic surgery, at comparable surgical efficacy, the motivation being the possibility of supplanting surgical lasers with a potentially far less expensive device. Maximum-flux optics reconstitute the immense power density at the core of an ultrabright discharge lamp inside an optical fiber the distal tip of which couples light into the organ.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number114104
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - 30 Mar 2006

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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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