Novel mid-infrared quantum cascade laser based surgical tool for precise eye surgery
OCT is an established noninvasive optical imaging technology that can provide high-speed, high-resolution, 3-D images of biological samples. Since the early 1990s, it has been widely used for diagnosis, therapy monitoring and ranging.8 In this study, we performed QCL-based laser thermal therapy with real-time feedback from an OCT system to monitor the laser treatment. In particular, we performed tissue ablation and coagulation using a 6.12-µm QCL with real-time OCT monitoring. The purpose of this project is to develop a novel mid-infrared quantum cascade laser based surgical tool for precise eye surgery.