- Published in issue 6/1992 on page 58
Medical laser technology
The application of lasers in medicine is all about the interaction of photons of radiation with tissue. It is the ability to precisely deliver such energy at sufficiently high continuous power levels or in the form of discrete pulses of energy that has led to thesignificantuseof such systems in medicine. This use has largely come about as a spin-off of technology originating in industrial and military applications.