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Er:YAG laser flexible waveguides
Author(s): Israel Gannot; Jacob Dror; Nathan I. Croitoru; Stephan Schruender; Johannes Tschepe; Thomas P. Ertl; Gerhard J. Mueller
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Paper Abstract

Flexible plastic waveguides (WG) were devised for the delivery of Er-YAG laser energy in curved trajectories. The WG were optically characterized. The WG transmitted energy could drill a hole in teeth enamel hence it can be used as a substitute for a pneumatic drill.

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Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167305
Show Author Affiliations
Israel Gannot, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Jacob Dror, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Nathan I. Croitoru, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Stephan Schruender, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Johannes Tschepe, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Thomas P. Ertl, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems

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