Micro-Joule pico-second range Yb 3+-doped fibre laser for medical applications in acupuncture

J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, S. I. Rivera-Manrique, S. L. Jacques

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Abstract

The work described here is based on the optical design, simulation and on-going implementation of a pulsed (Q-switch) Yb 3+-doped, 1-um diffraction-limited fibre laser with pico-second, 10 micro-Joule-range energy pulses for producing the right energy pulses which could be of benefit for patients who suffer chronic headache, photophobia, and even nausea which could is sometimes triggered by a series of factors. The specific therapeutic effect known as acupunctural analgesia is the main objective of this medium-term project. It is a simple design on which commercially available software was employed for laser cavity design. Monte Carlo technique for skin light-transport, thermal diffusion and the possible thermal de-naturalization optical study and prediction will also be included in the presentation. Full optical characterization will be included and a complete set of recent results on the laser-skin interaction and the so called moxi-bustion from the laser design will be extensively described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Subtitle of host publicationLight for the Development of the World
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World - Puebla, Mexico
Duration: Aug 15 2011Aug 19 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8011
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World
CountryMexico
CityPuebla
Period8/15/118/19/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Alvarez-Chavez, J. A., Rivera-Manrique, S. I., & Jacques, S. L. (2011). Micro-Joule pico-second range Yb 3+-doped fibre laser for medical applications in acupuncture. In 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World [801193] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8011). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903284