Laser-Tissue Interaction

Authored by: E. Duco Jansen

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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Most important among optical tissue properties are the refractive index and the wavelength-dependent coefficients of absorption, and scattering. Together they determine the distribution of light and total transmission of the tissue at a certain wavelength. This entry focuses on these aspects of laser-tissue interaction and also touches on their biological effects.

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