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Lasers, Medical Use of

  1. Irving Itzkan1,
  2. Joseph A. Izatt2,
  3. Holger Lubatschowski3

Published Online: 15 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap233.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Itzkan, I., Izatt, J. A. and Lubatschowski, H. 2004. Lasers, Medical Use of. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, G.R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

  3. 3

    Laser Zentrum Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2004

This article has no abstract.


  • laser–tissue interaction;
  • laser surgery;
  • laser tissue welding;
  • refractive surgery;
  • photoablation;
  • photodynamic therapy (PDT);
  • optical tweezer;
  • laser scanning confocal microscopy;
  • optical tomography