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Optical properties of human hair
Author(s): Gregory B. Altshuler; Ildar K. Ilyasov; Constantin V. Prikhodko
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Paper Abstract

Optical properties of human hair are the subject of great interest for the realization of any possible cosmetic applications. This paper represents the results of hair microstructure as an optical substance investigation, indicates melanin and keratin absorption spectra, and shows experimentally discovered anisotropia of optical properties of human hair. Radiation weakening coefficient value at the range from 450 up to 800 nm is estimated. Thresholds of hair destruction by Nd, Ho, Cu, and Er laser radiation are obtained. Perspectives of laser application for epilation and other medical purposes are evaluated.

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Date Published: 18 January 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199214
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Gregory B. Altshuler, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Ildar K. Ilyasov, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Constantin V. Prikhodko, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2323:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II
Hans Joerg Albrecht; Guy P. Delacretaz; Thomas H. Meier; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Martin J. C. van Gemert, Editor(s)

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