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Detection of dental tissues using fiberoptic sensor
Author(s): Sandor G. Vari; Vani R. Pergadia; Marigo Stavridi; Wendy J. Snyder; J. Timothy Duffy; Warren S. Grundfest
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Paper Abstract

Our goal was to determine the fluorescence aided characterization of teeth. The incisors of 6 farmer pigs were opened with a round bur to expose the pulp. A Helium-Cadmium laser at a wavelength of 442 nm and operating at 17 mW was used as the excitation source. The light was guided through a 400 micrometers core diameter fiber which was used not only for delivery, but for the collection of tissue fluorescence. A spectrometer and an optical multichannel analyzer were used to detect and record the fluorescence signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166181
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Sandor G. Vari, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Vani R. Pergadia, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Marigo Stavridi, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Wendy J. Snyder, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
J. Timothy Duffy, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Warren S. Grundfest, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2080:
Dental Applications of Lasers
Gregory B. Altshuler; Raimund Hibst, Editor(s)

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