1983
DOI: 10.1364/cleo.1983.wk2
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Abstract: The hidh-power densities achieved with the focused mode-locked trains of a U&.YAG laser in the OPL 3 laser manufactured by the Meditec Corp. is being used as a surgical instrument. Optical breakdown is achieved reliabiy with a totai energy of ~3 rnj. Optica! breakdown acts like a very fine pair of scissors to allow precise sectioning of membranes, bands, and adhesions in clinica! situations that heretofore required surgical incision.The instrument has been in use in the United States sirtce Mar. 1982 in operat…

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