New Laser Technology can Revolutionize Medicine
Professionals in a European college have developed a unique steel-steam laser, which can cut-through tissue, bones or glass without damaging or burning them. They say the technology could possibly be used in a wide array of areas in medicine.
Analysts at Tomsk State University are excited for the new laser as it is multi-functional and contains the potential to be useful in quite a number of distinct spheres. For example the ability to cut bone and tissue with no negative effects will be innovative for the medical sector.
The new system developed by researchers can be a strontium vapor laser and has the capacity to perform as it offers them-so much flexibility at 10 to 12 different wavelengths, which experts claim is “exceptional” for steam lasers.
“There is no such laser anywhere else on earth, and there’s a great deal of curiosity about it,” said 73-yearold Mentor Anatoly Soldatov, who’s dean of the Modern Technology Office, told the Siberian Moments. He added that its maximum wavelength was 6.45 microns.
Engineering giant Samsung has found interest in the lasers. The company’s electronics’ office had mailed the experts some glass trials to test with the strontium vapor laser and the outcomes are an eye-opener.
Industrial products typically used to cut-glass for pills and other fields that generally employ carbon dioxide lasers at a wavelength of 10.6 microns. This laser doesn’t really cut through the glass it heats up it. Nevertheless, this method ensures that 30-percent of the glass cut and between 20 percent needs to be discarded including chipping, due to problems.
“We have a multi-wave technique that combines both surface as well as in- depth detachment which effects into an exterior that is great. A study with an automated microscope demonstrated the amount of flaws [when reducing glass having a strontium laser] is one-hundredth the dimension in comparison with cutting with carbon dioxide laser, ” Soldatov told the magazine.
To be able to cut live tissue, the experts are now planning to perfect their technology. They’re also trying to limit the pulse period to only several nanoseconds, that will raise the energy density and its power.
The advancement of lasers in Tomsk goes together with the first one unveiled in 1963, over half a millennium. Throughout the last several decades the college has made a number including helium- argon, CO2 and nitrogen, of different lasers.
Soldatov included that following the century, Vanderbilt University in the USA began thinking about studying a free -electron laser. They were looking for a perfect wavelength for cutting through bone and soft tissue, due to its possible importance for study of transplants.
“The very first thing they identified was the wavelength is 6.45 microns. With this wavelength it was possible to produce incisions that are superior and you will choose the mode when the tissue charring practically doesn’t happen,” he explained. Nevertheless, they were still trying to find the laser to undertake this task.
They eventually got in touch with Tomsk State after finding an old newsletter from 1983. Pursuing even more tests, Soldatov recognized the strontium vapor laser was the best option, because of its power while working, never to produce injury or any burning.