Definition : Gas lasers with excited dimers (i.e., excimers) as the active medium. The most commonly used are rare-gas monohalides (e.g., argon fluoride [ArF], xenon chloride [XeCl]). Their principal emission wavelengths are in the ultraviolet range and depend on the monohalide used (e.g., 193 nm for ArF, 308 nm for XeCl). These lasers are operated in pulsed and Q-switched modes and used in photoablative decomposition involving actual removal of tissue.
Entry Terms : "Rare Gas Monohalide Lasers" , "Exciter Dimer Lasers" , "Excimer Lasers"
UMDC code : 17161