dye laser


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dye laser

A laser with wavelengths of 510 nm for green and 577 nm–600 nm for yellow, whose energy reacts with various dyes and, modified by a tunable crystal, is applied in pulses, used primarily to manage skin lesions.

Patient care

Care involves giving general emotional support, explanations, and answering questions regarding the procedure. The equipment is checked, and all rules are observed. The needs of the surgeon are anticipated, and the procedure is recorded in the laser log.

See also: laser
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Similarly, at the SPIE Practical Holography conference in 2001, Kubota and colleagues (Kyoto Institute of Technology) proposed that 19 selected colour patches of the Macbeth ColorChecker (a test pattern designed to help determine the true colour balance of any rendition system) could be accurately reproduced with the following recording wavelengths: 457.9 nm (Ar-ion), 514.5 nm (Ar-ion), 580.0 nm (dye laser), and 647.2 nm (Kr-ion).
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