Excimer lasers in cardiovascular surgery: Ablation products and photoacoustic spectrum of the arterial wall

Singleton, D. L.; Paraskevopoulos, G.; Jolly, G. S.; Irwin, R. S.; McKenney, D. J.; Nip, W. S.; Farrell, E. M.; Higginson, L. A. J.
March 1986
Applied Physics Letters;3/31/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 13, p878
Academic Journal
Photoacoustic spectra of normal artery wall and of atherosclerotic plaque are reported. Threshold fluences for ablative formation of gaseous products for each excimer laser line were calculated from the photoacoustic spectrum and the measured threshold for the KrF laser.


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