Accession Number : ADA309125

Title :   A Center for Medical and Materials Science Research with Free Electron Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 91-1 Dec 94

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC

Personal Author(s) : Madey, John M.

PDF Url : ADA309125

Report Date : 01 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The objective of this program was to develop an integrated laboratory dedicated to the exploration of the medical applications and materials of free-electron lasers with the capability to: (a) develop and apply advanced FEL and medical technologies and techniques; (b) provide user faclities to qualified un-affiliated researchers through an applications program; and (c) carry out an ongoing, high level critical review of the current and possible future applications of FELs in medicine. This report summarizes the accomplishments of the program, including: (a) design, construction, commissioning, and upgrades of the Duke short and long wavelength FELs; (b) FEL technology research, including hole-coupling, fourth-harmonic generation, giant laser pulses, RF photocathode guns, mode selection, IR fiber optics, and dynamic aperture physics; and (c) applications research in areas such as infrared two-photon spectroscopy of organic semiconductors and porphyrins, mode-selective chemistry, narrow-line spectroscopy, low collateral damage surgical incisions in cornea, brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, teeth, and skin.

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *MEDICAL RESEARCH, FIBER OPTICS, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DAMAGE, BRAIN, MATERIALS, SEMICONDUCTORS, PHOTONS, LABORATORIES, LONG WAVELENGTHS, SURGERY, SELECTION, RADIOFREQUENCY, WIGGLER MAGNETS, NERVES, SPINAL CORD, PHOTOCATHODES, TEETH, CORNEA, PORPHYRINS, HARD X RAYS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE