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superpulsed laser


Definition: a type of pulsed carbon dioxide laser in which each pulse is extremely short (e.g., 0.1 msec) with as many as 1000 pulses per second. Peak powers can reach several thousand watts per pulse, the end result of which is a beam that causes less thermal damage to tissue adjacent to the target.

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