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Dental tissue processing with ultrashort-pulse laser
Author(s): Alexander M. Rubenchik; Luiz Barroca Da Silva; Michael D. Feit; Stephen M. Lane; Richard A. London; Michael D. Perry; Brent C. Stuart; Joseph Neev
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the physics of dental tissue processing with ultra-short pulse lasers is presented. Due to the small ablation rate per pulse, multiple pulses are necessary for macroscopic material removal. The paper discusses the cumulative effect of multiple pulse processing. Experimental data and calculation of thermal loading are presented, and the optimal laser system repetition rate is estimated. Modeling of the crater produced by multiple pulses is presented and possibilities to control the crater shape are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2672, Lasers in Dentistry II, (23 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238771
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander M. Rubenchik, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Feit, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen M. Lane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Perry, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Brent C. Stuart, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph Neev, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2672:
Lasers in Dentistry II
Harvey A. Wigdor; John D. B. Featherstone; Joel M. White; Joseph Neev, Editor(s)

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