3 December 1996 Basics of the application of pulsed lasers in dentistry
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Proceedings Volume 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260661
Event: BiOS Europe '96, 1996, Vienna, Austria
Abstract
The basic laser ablation processes of dental hard tissue will be reviewed. Pulse lengths covered in this presentation range from some femto seconds to the cw-mode, wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the infrared spectral domain. The underlying tissue removal mechanisms extend from surface evaporation, to photochemical processes, to mediated explosive ablation, to plasma processes. The most effective mechanism is the explosive process. Highly controlled tissue removal at low ablation rate can be obtained using plasma mediated ablation. Good tissue specivity characterizes the ablation in the near UV region of the spectrum.
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Thomas Hennig, Peter Rechmann, "Basics of the application of pulsed lasers in dentistry", Proc. SPIE 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry, (3 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260661; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.260661
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Laser ablation

Tissues

Absorption

Natural surfaces

Plasma

Laser tissue interaction

Laser dentistry

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