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Lasers, Carbon Dioxide

Definition : Gas lasers with carbon dioxide as the active medium. Their emission wavelength is 10,600 nm (far infrared). These lasers are operated in continuous-wave and pulsed modes. The laser energy can be delivered to the tissue through a handpiece or through a rigid non-fiber-optic endoscope or adapted to an operating microscope.

Entry Terms : "Carbon Dioxide Lasers"

UMDC code : 18203


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