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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Characterization of tooth structure and the dentin-enamel zone based on the Stokes-Mueller calculation
Author(s): Chia-Wei Sun; Yao-Sheng Hsieh; Yi-Ching Ho; Cho-Pei Jiang; Ching-Cheng Chuang; Shyh-Yuan Lee
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2012
PDF: 6 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11) 116026 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.11.116026
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 17, Issue 11
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Chia-Wei Sun, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yao-Sheng Hsieh, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yi-Ching Ho, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Cho-Pei Jiang, National Formosa Univ. (Taiwan)
Ching-Cheng Chuang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Shyh-Yuan Lee, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)

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