VECSELs: Innovative light sources for PDT
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Scientific › peer-review
|Title of host publication||2015 conference of International Photodynamic association, 22.-26.5.2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Name||Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy|
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with porphyrins and red light (610–630 nm) is finding increasing clinical application for both the eradication of relatively small tumors and the palliation of inoperable or obstructive tumors. PDT also shows some promise for the sterilization of the tumor bed after surgical removal of neoplastic masses. Optically pumped vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs) appear to be a very innovative and efficient technology in this specific wavelength range. Furthermore, VECSELs are power scalable and wavelength tunable, and are an appealing light source for PDT.