Investigation of photothermolysis therapy of human skin diseases using optical phantoms

Małgorzata Jędrzejewska-Szczerska, Maciej S. Wróbel, Stanislaw Galla, Alexey P. Popov, Alexander V. Bykov, Valery V. Tuchin, Adam Cenian

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Dermatological diseases, such as neurofibroma (Recklinghausen disease) or hemangiomas can be efficiently treated using photothermolysis from laser irradiation. We have utilized a developed 975 nm fiber diode laser as a low-cost alternative over common Nd:YAG lasers. This paper describes the investigations of interaction of 975 nm diode laser radiation-pulses with optical skin phantoms which were designed and manufactured in our laboratory. Such phantoms match the scattering and absorption coefficients of real human skin. Spatial and temporal temperature evolutions during laser irradiation with various laser settings (pulsed and CW mode), were recorded by an IR camera. Subsequent analysis yielded optimum choice of parameters for laser therapy of coetaneous lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International School on Quantum Electronics
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Physics and Applications
EditorsTanja Dreischuh, Sanka Gateva, Alexandros Serafetinides
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Print)978-1-6284-1563-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event18th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, ISQE 2014 - Sozopol, Bulgaria
Duration: 29 Sept 20143 Oct 2014

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE


Conference18th International School on Quantum Electronics


  • hemangiomas
  • Nd:YAG laser
  • neurofibroma
  • optical skin phantom
  • photothermolysis
  • thermography


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