argon laser


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argon laser

[′är‚gän ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A gas laser using ionized argon; emits a 4880-angstrom line as well as infrared radiation.
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The council indicated, however, that the argon laser might be an acceptable replacement for the conventional curing light if the manufacturer's suggested procedures are followed carefully.
Enamel caries initiation and progression following low fluence (energy) argon laser and fluoride treatment.
The possibility is therefore for an argon laser machine in use for 15-20 hours each week in each health district, with the treatments being administered by a team of medical officers working 2-4-hour shifts, and with the machine receiving timeous and efficient servicing and maintenance to avoid down-time from breakages.
The 514 nm beam coming from an argon laser is split in two by a 50/50 beam splitter, the two resulting beams are filtered, expanded, and polarized vertically.
In vivo caries formation in enamel following argon laser irradiation and combined fluoride and argon laser treatment: a clinical pilot study.
The Argon laser is the only high power laser that emits visible light: all of the others emit infrared light.
Photocoagulation: grid pattern of ablation with a blue-green argon laser in the territory of the vein occlusion to reduce potential for perfused macular oedema
In many instances, he adds, "there's enough energy in 5 milliwatts of green light from an argon laser to set this thing off if you heat the fiber.
In a separate presentation, Shlomo Melamed, Director, Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Center, Goldschleger Eye Institute at Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel, shared the results of a randomized, controlled study comparing the DeepLight 790 Titanium Sapphire Laser with traditional argon laser trabeculoplasty.
Eyes were treated using either a MicroPulse subthreshold treatment protocol with the IRIDEX OcuLight SLx laser photocoagulator or the ETDRS photocoagulation protocol with an argon laser photocoagulator.
2] laser, its coagulation effect is comparable to that of the argon laser, and it results in a slightly higher degree of absorption by tissue than does the Nd:YAG laser.