22 December 1997 Comparison of Er:YAG and Er:YSGG laser ablation of dental hard tissues
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To compare ablation quality of Er:YAG and Er:YSGG laser the surface quality, crater shape, mass loss, and temperature development were determined using the same fiber transmission system and handpiece. Similar crater depths for both lasers but greater diameters for the Er:YAG laser were measured. Also mass loss per pulse of the Er:YAG laser exceeds that of the Er:YSGG laser. Temperature development while ablation of dentin is more pronounced for the Er:YSGG laser. The observed minor ablation quality of the Er:YSGG laser can be explained by the lower absorption coefficient of dental hard substances compared to the Er:YAG laser.
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Karl Stock, Karl Stock, Raimund Hibst, Raimund Hibst, Ulrich Keller, Ulrich Keller, "Comparison of Er:YAG and Er:YSGG laser ablation of dental hard tissues", Proc. SPIE 3192, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297864; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.297864

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