Bone ablation performance of a Tm-Cr-Ho:YAG Laser

Cigdem Cetin, Sandra Drusová, Arsham Hamidi, Yakub Bayhaqi, Georg Rauter, Philippe Cattin, Azhar Zam, Ferda Canbaz

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This study aims to optimize the ablation depth using a Ho:YAG laser and a waterjet. The results show that the maximum achieved depth for a 1 cm-long line cut was 0.86, 1.07, and 2.24 mm at energies of 500, 1000, and 2000 mJ/pulse, respectively. The line cuts were performed by translating the sample horizontally (back and forth) at the speed of 8 mm/s. After 120 s (~100 pulses/position), the depth achieved was saturated at all energy levels. As Ho:YAG lasers can be delivered through low-cost and flexible silica fibers, they have a great potential for endoscopic minimally invasive surgeries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXIV
EditorsNorbert Linz
ISBN (Electronic)9781510658592
StatePublished - 2023
EventOptical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXIV 2023 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jan 28 2023Jan 29 2023

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceOptical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXXIV 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Ho:YAG laser
  • laser bone ablation
  • Laser-tissue interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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