Schwab B1, Kontorinis G.
Int J Otolaryngol. 2010;2010. pii: 237521. doi: 10.1155/2010/237521. Epub 2010 Oct 4.Background. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the thermal and pressure effects using a Titan Sapphire chirped-pulse amplifier system configured to deliver ultrashort pulses of 180 femtoseconds (fs) in an inner ear model. Materials and Methods. Temperature increases and heat exchange processes in the fluid (physiological saline) were examined in a calorically and physiologically approximated cochlea model for applying laser parameters effective in the creation of footplate perforations. Read More