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Difference between ipl and diode laser?

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Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Coherence

Ipl stands for intense pulse light- uses light of a specific wavelength but it is not a laser because the light beams do not converge and the wave length is not as narrowly focused.
A diode laser is comprised of semiconductors where an active medium is formed by p-n junction emitting a monochromatic and coherent beam.

In brief: Coherence

Ipl stands for intense pulse light- uses light of a specific wavelength but it is not a laser because the light beams do not converge and the wave length is not as narrowly focused.
A diode laser is comprised of semiconductors where an active medium is formed by p-n junction emitting a monochromatic and coherent beam.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: IPL

Is like a really bright camera flash.
It is white light, containing all colors and wavelengths. It spreads out like normal light. Laser light, on the other hand, is just one color - one frequency =- for each laser machine. It doesn't spread out, either. And the waves are all synchronized, or "coherent". But sometimes, they can be used for similar purposes, like hair removal.

In brief: IPL

Is like a really bright camera flash.
It is white light, containing all colors and wavelengths. It spreads out like normal light. Laser light, on the other hand, is just one color - one frequency =- for each laser machine. It doesn't spread out, either. And the waves are all synchronized, or "coherent". But sometimes, they can be used for similar purposes, like hair removal.
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