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Pulsed photothermal radiometry in the investigation of optical properties of tissues
Author(s): Alexander P. Nikitin; Boris V. Zubov; Galina P. Chebotareva
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed photothermal radiometry (PPTR) method based on analysis of experimentally measured kinetics of non-equilibrium infrared blackbody (thermal) emission from a specimen subjected to pulsed laser irradiation has been used to investigate optical properties of tissues. Detailed investigations of thermal emission kinetics and the relationship caused by pulsed YAG:Er and YAG:Ho laser irradiation of tissues with different pulse duration and over a broad energy range up to the evaporation threshold have been performed. The spectrum of dentine in the IR region is presented.

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Date Published: 18 January 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199191
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Alexander P. Nikitin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Boris V. Zubov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Galina P. Chebotareva, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (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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