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Human tooth in low and high intensive light fields
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Paper Abstract

The present paper is devoted to the analysis of optical properties of hard tooth tissues in a wide range of light intensities. The main features of light reflection from enamel surface and light propagation in enamel and dentin are considered. The possibility of observation of various nonlinear effects in dental tissues are analyzed. The mechanisms of laser destruction of enamel and dentin are classified and the models of correspondent processes are considered.

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Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996);
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Gregory B. Altshuler, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2623:
Medical Applications of Lasers III
Stephen G. Bown; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Hans H. Scherer M.D.; Pasquale Spinelli, Editor(s)

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