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31 December 1993 Comparison of three different laser systems for application in dentistry
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Proceedings Volume 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers; (1993)
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Three different laser systems have been investigated according to their possible application in dentistry: a free running and a Q-switched microsecond Ho:YAG laser, a free running microsecond Er:YAG laser and picosecond Nd:YLF laser system consisting of an actively mode locked oscillator and a regenerative amplifier. The experiments focused on the question if lasers can support or maybe replace ordinary drilling machines. For this purpose several cavities were generated with the lasers mentioned above. Their depth and quality were judged by light and electron microscopy. The results of the experiments showed that the picosecond Nd:YLF laser system has advantages compared to other lasers regarding their application in dentistry.
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Anja Mindermann, M. H. Niemz, L. Eisenmann, Frieder H. Loesel, and Josef F. Bille "Comparison of three different laser systems for application in dentistry", Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993);


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