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J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1995 Jun;13(3):153-6.

Efficiency of disc ablation with lasers of various wavelengths.

Abstract

In testing the CO2 lasers in CW and pulse mode, the erbium:YAG, the Nd:YAG 1318 microns and 1064 microns, the argon, the holmium:YAG, and the excimer, we found the greatest efficiency in the CO2 CW and pulse mode, and the lowest efficiency in the argon. Data with the holmium:YAG were unreliable because of the early generation laser tested. The Nd:YAG was second only to the CO2 laser, and because the latter has no waveguide, we deemed the Nd:YAG the laser of choice for PLDD.

PMID:
10150639
DOI:
10.1089/clm.1995.13.153
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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