High-power, diode-pumped Er:YAG lasers for soft and hard tissue applications

A. Heinrich*, C. Hagen, A. Vizhanyo, P. Krammer, S. Summer, S. Gross, C. Böhler, T. Bragagna

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Abstract

A high power, diode-pumped Er:YAG laser platform is presented, which has been integrated into devices for soft as well as hard tissue applications. The highly efficient side pumping by qcw laser diodes allows easy power scalability and miniaturization proven by a portable fractional ablative laser system based on a 2 W laser. The high repetition rate of up to 1 kHz combined with low energy pulses generates high thermal impact and consequently strong skin rejuvenation. Furthermore a laser for hard tissue applications with up to 15 W average output power at repetition rates up to 2 kHz is presented. The good beam quality allows coupling to 200 μm fibers and the variable pulse duration of 1 to 200 μs ensures precise and fast treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical laser applications and laser-tissue interactions V
Subtitle of host publication24-26 May 2011, Munich, Germany
EditorsRonald Sroka, Lothar D. Lilge
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
PublisherSPIE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780819486899
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions V - Munich, Germany
Duration: 24 May 201126 May 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume8092
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherMedical Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions V
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period24/05/1126/05/11

Keywords

  • Mid-infrared laser
  • diode-pumped
  • Er:YAG
  • fractional
  • hard tissue

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    Heinrich, A., Hagen, C., Vizhanyo, A., Krammer, P., Summer, S., Gross, S., ... Bragagna, T. (2011). High-power, diode-pumped Er:YAG lasers for soft and hard tissue applications. In R. Sroka, & L. D. Lilge (Eds.), Medical laser applications and laser-tissue interactions V: 24-26 May 2011, Munich, Germany (pp. 1-6). [80921C] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 8092). Bellingham, WA: SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.888255