Ruby Laser as a Microsurgical Instrument

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Science  05 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3575, pp. 46-47
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3575.46


Morphological changes at the cell level have been produced experimentally by a pulsed ruby laser (optical maser). A pulse duration of approximately 500 microseconds caused discrete damage to structures in the cell without irreversible damage to the surrounding area.