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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918005/a-review-of-melasma-treatment-focusing-on-laser-and-light-devices
#1
Janet Y Li, Elizabeth Rc Geddes, Deanne M Robinson, Paul M Friedman
Melasma is a pigmentary disorder of unclear etiology with numerous treatment options and high recurrence rates. Laser and light therapies may be utilized cautiously as second- or third-line options for recalcitrant melasma, but low-energy settings are preferred due to the risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma stimulation. Commonly used lasers include the low-fluence 1064-nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser, nonablative fractionated lasers, and intense pulsed light. Strict sun protection, concomitant use of bleaching agents, and maintenance treatments are necessary...
December 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916963/neuron-stimulation-device-integrated-with-silicon-nanowire-based-photodetection-circuit-on-a-flexible-substrate
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Suk Won Jung, Jong Yoon Shin, Kilwha Pi, Yong Sook Goo, Dong-Il Dan Cho
This paper proposes a neural stimulation device integrated with a silicon nanowire (SiNW)-based photodetection circuit for the activation of neurons with light. The proposed device is comprised of a voltage divider and a current driver in which SiNWs are used as photodetector and field-effect transistors; it has the functions of detecting light, generating a stimulation signal in proportion to the light intensity, and transmitting the signal to a micro electrode. To show the applicability of the proposed neural stimulation device as a high-resolution retinal prosthesis system, a high-density neural stimulation device with a unit cell size of 110 × 110 μ m and a resolution of 32 × 32 was fabricated on a flexible film with a thickness of approximately 50 μm...
December 1, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911118/effects-of-intense-pulsed-light-in-microstomia-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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Lisbeth Rosholm Comstedt, Åke Svensson, Roger Hesselstrand, Leena Lehti, Agneta Troilius Rubin
INTRODUCTION: The effects of IPL on collagen structures is well known in the treatment of photo damaged skin. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of IPL on sclerotic skin by treating patients with microstomia due to systemic sclerosis. METHOD AND MATERIAL: 13 patients all with microstomia and systemic sclerosis was treated with IPL PR/VL applicator. They were treated in the perioral area 8 times with 3-4 weeks' interval and follow-up for 6 months...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911117/are-lasers-superior-to-lights-in-the-photoepilation-of-fitzpatrick-v-and-vi-skin-types-a-comparison-between-nd-yag-laser-and-intense-pulsed-light
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Bibilash Bs, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Devinder Mohan Thappa, Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Friji M T, Dineshkumar S, Sandhya Pandey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are no large volume comparative studies available to compare the efficacy of lasers over lights for hair removal in Fitzpatrick V and VI skin types. This study is designed to compare the efficacy of Nd:YAG Laser versus IPL in the darker skin types. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty nine patients included in Group-1 were treated with Nd:YAG and 31 in group-2 with IPL. Both groups received 5 sessions of treatment. The hair counts were assessed using digital photography and manual counting method before and after treatment and results were analysed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906368/euv-scatterometer-with-a-high-harmonic-generation-euv-source
#5
Yi-Sha Ku, Chia-Liang Yeh, Yi-Chang Chen, Chun-Wei Lo, Wei-Ting Wang, Ming-Chang Chen
We have developed an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scatterometer based on the analysis of coherent EUV light diffracted from a periodic array with nano-scale features. We discuss the choice of appropriate orders of the high harmonics generated coaxially along with the intense Ti:sapphire laser pulses for high resolution spatial performance. We describe an inverse-problem methodology for determining the structural parameters, and present preliminary measurement results confirming the functionality of the scatterometer...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905401/chirped-pulse-amplification-in-an-extreme-ultraviolet-free-electron-laser
#6
David Gauthier, Enrico Allaria, Marcello Coreno, Ivan Cudin, Hugo Dacasa, Miltcho Boyanov Danailov, Alexander Demidovich, Simone Di Mitri, Bruno Diviacco, Eugenio Ferrari, Paola Finetti, Fabio Frassetto, David Garzella, Swen Künzel, Vincent Leroux, Benoît Mahieu, Nicola Mahne, Michael Meyer, Tommaso Mazza, Paolo Miotti, Giuseppe Penco, Lorenzo Raimondi, Primož Rebernik Ribič, Robert Richter, Eléonore Roussel, Sebastian Schulz, Luca Sturari, Cristian Svetina, Mauro Trovò, Paul Andreas Walker, Marco Zangrando, Carlo Callegari, Marta Fajardo, Luca Poletto, Philippe Zeitoun, Luca Giannessi, Giovanni De Ninno
Chirped pulse amplification in optical lasers is a revolutionary technique, which allows the generation of extremely powerful femtosecond pulses in the infrared and visible spectral ranges. Such pulses are nowadays an indispensable tool for a myriad of applications, both in fundamental and applied research. In recent years, a strong need emerged for light sources producing ultra-short and intense laser-like X-ray pulses, to be used for experiments in a variety of disciplines, ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and material sciences...
December 1, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904270/morphologic-changes-of-zebrafish-melanophore-after-intense-pulsed-light-and-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-irradiation
#7
Hwa Jung Ryu, Ji Min Lee, Hee Won Jang, Hae Chul Park, Im Joo Rhyu, Il-Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Recently, the pulse-in-pulse mode of intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used increasingly for the treatment of melasma. OBJECTIVE: To observe the morphologic changes in the melanophore in adult zebrafish after irradiation with conventional and pulse-in-pulse IPL and Q-switched Nd:YAG (QSNY) laser. METHODS: Adult zebrafish were irradiated with conventional and pulse-in-pulse mode of IPL. The conditions for conventional IPL were 3 mJ/cm(2), 560 nm filter, and pulse widths of 7, 20, and 35 msec...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895208/diurnal-solar-energy-conversion-and-photoprotection-in-rice-canopies
#8
Katherine Georgina Meacham, Xavier Sirault, W Paul Quick, Susanne von Caemmerer, Robert T Furbank
Genetic improvement of photosynthetic performance of cereal crops and increasing the efficiency with which solar radiation is converted into biomass has recently become a major focus for crop physiologists and breeders. The pulse amplitude modulated chlorophyll fluorescence technique (PAM) allows quantitative leaf level monitoring of the utilization of energy for photochemical light conversion and photo-protection in natural environments, potentially over the entire crop lifecycle. Here the diurnal relationship between electron transport rate (ETR) and irradiance was measured in five cultivars of Oryza sativa in canopy conditions with PAM fluorescence under natural solar radiation...
November 28, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886497/large-cross-phase-modulations-at-the-few-photon-level
#9
Zi-Yu Liu, Yi-Hsin Chen, Yen-Chun Chen, Hsiang-Yu Lo, Pin-Ju Tsai, Ite A Yu, Ying-Cheng Chen, Yong-Fan Chen
We demonstrate an efficient cross-phase modulation (XPM) based on a closed-loop double-Λ system. The property of the double-Λ medium can be controlled by changing the phases of the applied optical fields. This phase-dependent XPM scheme can achieve large phase modulations at low-light intensities without requiring cavities or tightly focusing laser beams. With this scheme, we observe a π-level phase shift with two pulses, both consisting of eight photons in cold rubidium atoms. Such a novel scheme provides a simple route to generate strong interactions between photons and may have potential applications in all-optical quantum signal processing...
November 11, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877046/comparative-effect-and-safety-of-verapamil-in-keloid-and-hypertrophic-scar-treatment-a-meta-analysis
#10
Zhouna Li, Zhehu Jin
BACKGROUND: Keloids and hypertrophic scars are the most common types of pathological scarring. Traditionally, keloids have been considered as a result of aberrant wound healing, involving excessive fibroblast participation that is characterized by hyalinized collagen bundles. However, the usefulness of this characterization has been questioned. In recent years, studies have reported the appropriate use of verapamil for keloids and hypertrophic scars. METHODS: Searches were conducted on the databases Medline, Embase, Cochrane, PubMed, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure from 2006 to July 2016...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869377/physical-modalities-for-the-treatment-of-rosacea
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Maja A Hofmann, Percy Lehmann
Rosacea is characterised by a wide variety of vascular changes. Apart from telangiectasia and erythema, often so-called flushing occurs. These vascular abnormalities can be targeted with specific light and laser devices. In addition to KTP laser, pulsed dye laser (PDL) and Nd:YAG laser, also intense pulsed light devices (IPLs) are used. The described therapeutic effects include the reduction of vascular abnormalities and even improvement of papulopustular changes. While the KTP laser shows very good results in telangiectasia, the dye laser and IPL devices are used preferably in erythema...
December 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857337/pulse-compression-ghost-imaging-lidar-via-coherent-detection
#12
Chenjin Deng, Wenlin Gong, Shensheng Han
Ghost imaging (GI) lidar, as a novel remote sensing technique, has been receiving increasing interest in recent years. By combining pulse-compression technique and coherent detection with GI, we propose a new lidar system called pulse-compression GI lidar. Our analytical results, which are backed up by numerical simulations, demonstrate that pulse-compression GI lidar can obtain the target's spatial intensity distribution, range and moving velocity. Compared with conventional pulsed GI lidar system, pulse-compression GI lidar, without decreasing the range resolution, is easy to obtain high single pulse energy with the use of a long pulse, and the mechanism of coherent detection can eliminate the influence of the stray light, which is helpful to improve the detection sensitivity and detection range...
November 14, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853342/theoretical-review-of-the-treatment-of-pigmented-lesions-in-asian-skin
#13
Taro Kono, Samantha Y Shek, Henry H L Chan, William F Groff, Kotaro Imagawa, Tadashi Akamatsu
Asian skin has a higher epidermal melanin content, making it more likely to develop adverse pigmentary reactions following laser surgery. The nanosecond lasers are the gold standard for the treatment of pigmented lesions, but the risk of complications, such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, is increased in dark-skinned patients. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or long-pulsed lasers are available for treating superficial pigmented lesions, and fewer complications are seen when using these devices compared to the nanosecond lasers...
October 1, 2016: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843919/rosacea-management
#14
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Manal Abokwidir, Steven R Feldman
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition associated with four distinct subtypes: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular. PURPOSE: To review the different kinds of management for all subtypes. METHODS: We divided rosacea management into three main categories: patient education, skin care, and pharmacological/procedural interventions. RESULTS: Flushing is better prevented rather than treated, by avoiding specific triggers, decreasing transepidermal water loss by moisturizers, and blocking ultraviolet light...
September 2016: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828535/nonlinear-polarization-evolution-of-hybridly-polarized-vector-beams-through-isotropic-kerr-nonlinearities
#15
Bing Gu, Bo Wen, Guanghao Rui, Yuxiong Xue, Jun He, Qiwen Zhan, Yiping Cui
Structured intense laser interacting with matter will result in a variety of novel nonlinear optical effects, modulate the light propagation behavior, and change the structural property of a material. In this work, we theoretically investigate the spatial self-phase modulation (SSPM) effect, nonlinear ellipse rotation, and spin angular momentum (SAM) flux redistribution of hybridly polarized vector beams through isotropic Kerr nonlinearities. Experimentally, we observe the SSPM effect of the femtosecond-pulsed hybridly polarized vector beam in carbon disulfide at 800 nm, which is in agreement with the theoretical predictions...
October 31, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828229/theoretical-investigations-of-broadband-mid-infrared-optical-parametric-amplification-based-on-a-la-sub-3-sub-ga-sub-5-5-sub-nb-sub-0-5-sub-o-sub-14-sub-crystal
#16
Jingui Ma, Jing Wang, Dongxia Hu, Peng Yuan, Guoqiang Xie, Heyuan Zhu, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Liejia Qian
Recent progress in strong-field physics has stimulated the quest for intense mid-infrared ultrashort light sources. Optical parametric amplification (OPA) is one promising method to build up such sources, however, its development significantly relies on the availability of suitable nonlinear crystals. Here, we introduce a positive uniaxial crystal La<sub>3</sub>Ga<sub>5.5</sub>Nb<sub>0.5</sub>O<sub>14</sub> (LGN), which exhibits a favorable set of optical properties for the application in a mid-IR OPA...
October 17, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824451/frequency-comb-spectrum-of-periodic-patterned-signals
#17
Johannes L Steinmann, Edmund Blomley, Miriam Brosi, Erik Bründermann, Michele Caselle, Jeffrey L Hesler, Nicole Hiller, Benjamin Kehrer, Yves-Laurent Mathis, Michael J Nasse, Juliane Raasch, Manuel Schedler, Patrik Schönfeldt, Marcel Schuh, Markus Schwarz, Michael Siegel, Nigel Smale, Marc Weber, Anke-Susanne Müller
Using arbitrary periodic pulse patterns we show the enhancement of specific frequencies in a frequency comb. The envelope of a regular frequency comb originates from equally spaced, identical pulses and mimics the single pulse spectrum. We investigated spectra originating from the periodic emission of pulse trains with gaps and individual pulse heights, which are commonly observed, for example, at high-repetition-rate free electron lasers, high power lasers, and synchrotrons. The ANKA synchrotron light source was filled with defined patterns of short electron bunches generating coherent synchrotron radiation in the terahertz range...
October 21, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823993/nanoscale-shape-mediated-coupling-between-temperature-and-densification-in-intense-pulsed-light-sintering
#18
S Bansal, R Malhotra
In intense pulsed light sintering (IPL), pulsed large-area visible light from a xenon lamp is absorbed by nanoparticle films or patterns and converted to heat, resulting in rapid sintering of the nanoparticles. This work experimentally characterizes IPL of silver nanoparticle films. A newly observed turning point in the evolution of film temperature during IPL is correlated to the observation, in literature and in this work, that film densification levels off beyond a critical pulse fluence and number of pulses...
November 8, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812490/comparing-two-methods-of-cryotherapy-and-intense-pulsed-light-with-triamcinolone-injection-in-the-treatment-of-keloid-and-hypertrophic-scars-a-clinical-trial
#19
Simin Shamsi Meymandi, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Azadeh Rezazadeh
OBJECTIVES: Keloid and hypertrophic scars are abnormal manifestations of wounds that occur following skin injuries in the form of local proliferation of fibroblasts and increased production of collagen. There are several ways to cure these scars; treatment must be selected based on the nature of the scars. In this clinical trial, two methods-cryotherapy and intense pulsed light (IPL)-are compared in the treatment of scars, and the results are presented in terms of improvement level, complications, and patient satisfaction...
October 2016: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811937/selenium-single-wavelength-anomalous-diffraction-de-novo-phasing-using-an-x-ray-free-electron-laser
#20
Mark S Hunter, Chun Hong Yoon, Hasan DeMirci, Raymond G Sierra, E Han Dao, Radman Ahmadi, Fulya Aksit, Andrew L Aquila, Halilibrahim Ciftci, Serge Guillet, Matt J Hayes, Thomas J Lane, Meng Liang, Ulf Lundström, Jason E Koglin, Paul Mgbam, Yashas Rao, Lindsey Zhang, Soichi Wakatsuki, James M Holton, Sébastien Boutet
Structural information about biological macromolecules near the atomic scale provides important insight into the functions of these molecules. To date, X-ray crystallography has been the predominant method used for macromolecular structure determination. However, challenges exist when solving structures with X-rays, including the phase problem and radiation damage. X-ray-free electron lasers (X-ray FELs) have enabled collection of diffraction information before the onset of radiation damage, yet the majority of structures solved at X-ray FELs have been phased using external information via molecular replacement...
November 4, 2016: Nature Communications
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