20 November 2012 Characterization of tooth structure and the dentin-enamel zone based on the Stokes-Mueller calculation
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This is the first study of dentin-enamel zone (DEZ) identification with tooth structure characterization based on the optical Stokes-Mueller measurement. Stokes vectors of a cross-sectional tooth slice were measured using various polarization inputs. The direction of the DEZ is different in enamel and dentin structures; therefore, the Stokes profiles can specifically characterize the structures based on the DEZ. This optical method, using polarimetry, provides a useful tool for characterizing tooth.
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Chia-Wei Sun, Chia-Wei Sun, Yao-Sheng Hsieh, Yao-Sheng Hsieh, Yi-Ching Ho, Yi-Ching Ho, Cho-Pei Jiang, Cho-Pei Jiang, Ching-Cheng Chuang, Ching-Cheng Chuang, Shyh-Yuan Lee, Shyh-Yuan Lee, } "Characterization of tooth structure and the dentin-enamel zone based on the Stokes-Mueller calculation," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17(11), 116026 (20 November 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.11.116026 . Submission:
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