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Pulsed laser photopolymerization of dental composite resins
Author(s): Andrej Meniga; Zrinka Sutalo; Davorka Azinovic; Goran Pichler
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this investigation was to improve the quality of the cured composite resin using the pulsed laser, thus avoiding disadvantages of previously used methods. The light source consisted of the pump excimer laser (Lambda Physik LPX 100) and the dye laser (Lambda Physik 3000). It is expected that pulsed laser polymerization could improve the conversion rate, decrease a temperature rise in the sample, allowing the `cooling' of the material and reduce polymerization shrinkage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.166183
Show Author Affiliations
Andrej Meniga, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Zrinka Sutalo, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Davorka Azinovic, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Goran Pichler, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)


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

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