Nonlinear absorption: Intraocular microsurgery and laser lithotripsy

Alfred Vogel*

*Corresponding author for this work
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The paper reviews the principles of nonlinear absorption with reference to the present major clinical applications of plasma-mediated effects: intraocular microsurgery and laser lithotripsy. Emphasis is laid on the analysis of the working mechanisms, sources of collateral damage, and on strategies for both the optimization of efficacy and the minimization of side effects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)895-912
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 05.1997

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering


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