Laser Systems for Photobiology and Photomedicine

  • A. N. Chester
  • S. Martellucci
  • A. M. Scheggi

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 252)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Physical and Biological Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. H. Sliney, M. L. Wolbarsht
      Pages 3-5
    3. G. L. Valderrama, R. F. Menefee, B. D. Krenek, M. J. Berry
      Pages 29-36
  3. Surgical and Ophthalmological Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. M. L. Wolbarsht, D. Shi
      Pages 39-51
    3. R. A. Kirschner
      Pages 53-56
    4. J. S. Nelson
      Pages 57-66
    5. V. A. Fasano, W. Cecchetti, S. M. Peirone, R. Urciuoli, G. F. Lombard, M. Fontanella et al.
      Pages 67-68
    6. R. Viligiardi, V. Gallucci, R. Pini, R. Salimbeni, S. Galiberti
      Pages 69-72
    7. M. L. Wolbarsht, M. B. Landers III
      Pages 73-85
  4. Low Power Laser Therapy

  5. Photodynamic Therapy: Mechanisms and Dosimetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. J. S. Nelson
      Pages 139-141
    3. P. Spinelli, M. Dal Fante, A. Mancini
      Pages 149-155
    4. A. Ferrario, N. Rucker, S. Wong, M. Luna, C. J. Gomer
      Pages 157-164
  6. Photodynamic Therapy: Experimental Results

  7. Diagnostic Techniques and Instrumentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. A. G. Mignani, A. M. Scheggi
      Pages 233-245
    3. V. A. Fasano, R. Urciuoli, P. Bolognese, M. Fontanella
      Pages 257-259
  8. Laser Safety and System Design

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-311

About this book


This volume contains the Proceedings of a two-week NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Laser Systems for Photobiology and Photomedicine", conducted from May 11 to 20, 1990 in Erice, Italy. This is the 15th annual course of the International School of Quantum Electronics (ISQE), organized under the auspices of the "Ettore Majorana" Center for Scientific Culture. The application of lasers to medicine and surgery has made amazing progress since the last ISQE Course on this subject in 1983. The present Proceedings give a tutorial introduction to today's most important areas, as well as a review of current results by leading researchers. Among the possible approaches to a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Laser Systems for Photobiology and Photomedicine, we chose to emphasize the scientific and technological aspects of advanced laser systems when applied to laboratory and clinical tests. Since it is the policy of the School to stress the advanced scientific and techn·ological achievements in the field of Quantum Electronics, the Course broadly covers performance already achieved and potential applications.


Potential design electronics fluorescence medicine modeling safety spectroscopy surgery tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • A. N. Chester
    • 1
  • S. Martellucci
    • 2
  • A. M. Scheggi
    • 3
  1. 1.Hughes Research LaboratoriesMalibuUSA
  2. 2.The Second University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.IROE-CNRFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7289-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7287-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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