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18 January 1995 Optical properties of human hair
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Proceedings Volume 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II; (1995)
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics Europe '94, 1994, Lille, France
Optical properties of human hair are the subject of great interest for the realization of any possible cosmetic applications. This paper represents the results of hair microstructure as an optical substance investigation, indicates melanin and keratin absorption spectra, and shows experimentally discovered anisotropia of optical properties of human hair. Radiation weakening coefficient value at the range from 450 up to 800 nm is estimated. Thresholds of hair destruction by Nd, Ho, Cu, and Er laser radiation are obtained. Perspectives of laser application for epilation and other medical purposes are evaluated.
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Gregory B. Altshuler, Ildar K. Ilyasov, and Constantin V. Prikhodko "Optical properties of human hair", Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995);

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