ruby laser


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ruby laser

[′rü·bē ′lā·zər]
(optics)
An optically pumped solid-state laser that uses a ruby crystal to produce an intense and extremely narrow beam of coherent red light.
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Treatment of acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules (Hori's nevus) using a combination of scanned carbon dioxide laser followed by Q-switched ruby laser.
We worked together on the first continuously operating ruby laser.
For example, a ruby laser rangefinder could create a haemorrhage if seen at a range of less than 100 metres, and can cause a retinal lesion at distances of less than one kilometre if the victim is standing directly in the beam.
Like the ruby laser its energy is selectively absorbed by melanin, making it effective for tattoo removal and benign brown pigmented lesions.
Quantum energy levels for ruby and an idealized model of a ruby laser system.
Hess will host demos of an early ruby laser system each day of CLEO: Expo.
Burke, director of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Ann Arbor, shared results from a pilot study of removal of blue-green pigments with a unique oval-shaped beam from a ruby laser.
In 1994, the company developed and patented the world's first ruby laser for permanent hair reduction.
By late summer, Bell Labs researchers did manage to build their own ruby laser.
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A new process, Laser Hair Removal Treatment, uses a ruby laser (already used to treat skin blemishes and tattoos) to destroy the hair and the hair follicle.