Lasers in Medical Devices

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Over the last six decades, the use of lasers in medicine has grown rapidly. Lasers are now commonly used both as diagnostic tools and in various treatment modalities. This whitepaper is designed for readers considering, choosing, or implementing a laser-based technology in the device they are developing. It discusses the principles of operation of lasers, their useful properties, and their interactions with biological tissues, along with a non-exhaustive overview of the myriad ways in which they have been applied in medicine.