EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,517,315
Abstracts:
29,339,501
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Development of an optical manipulator of the yttrium aluminum garnet laser for dental use



Development of an optical manipulator of the yttrium aluminum garnet laser for dental use



Journal of Dental Health (Tokyo) 30(1): 12-16



Experimental results of a laser impaction onto tooth enamel in vitro for the purpose of caries prevention have been reported using extracted human or animal teeth, but few in vivo experiments have been reported using extracted human or animal teeth, but few in vivo experiments have been reported in the literature because of the lacking of a suitable device for guiding the laser beam. Thus, the development of an optical manipulator for the laser is necessary for its clinical use. A useful optical manipulator for dental use of an Nd-YAG [yttrium-aluminum-garnet] laser is described. The optical manipulator enables the passage of a normal and a giant pulse beam of the YAG laser. The device consists of 4 arms for beam passage, 8 articulating joints for reflection, and terminal hand-piece, which can also be operated with a foot-switch. Each elbow contains a prism reflector and allows 360.degree. C rotation at each joint, thus providing up to 6 degrees of freedom in beam positioning. Transmission through the optical systems is more than 65%. Directing the laser beam onto a given area of oral tissue is simple and it can be precisely controlled by handling of the terminal hand-piece with the guide beam of a He-Ne laser.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service: $29.90)

Accession: 005132509

Download citation: RISBibTeXText



Related references

Effects of erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet and neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser hypersensitivity treatment parameters on the bond strength of self-etch adhesives. Lasers in Medical Science 25(4): 511-516, 2010

Optical radiation hazards of laser welding processes 1. neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet laser. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 44(8): 572-579, 1983

Evaluation of 16 New Holmium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Optical Fibers for Ureteroscopy. Urology 86(2): 230-235, 2015

Recanalization of human arteries using neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet laser carried by optical fiber. Journal of Biomedical Engineering 6(4): 281-283, 1984

Optical signal inverter of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet with red shift of laser diodes. Applied Optics 33(23): 5448-5450, 1994

Optical bistability in erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet crystal combined with a laser diode. Applied Optics 33(2): 267-269, 1994

Water flow on erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser irradiation: effects on dental tissues. Lasers in Medical Science 24(5): 811-818, 2008

Effect of irradiation with a neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet laser on dental deposits and intrinsic stains. Journal of Dental Health (Tokyo) 31(5): 437-441, 1982

Anterior segment optical coherence tomography measurement after neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser capsulotomy. American Journal of Ophthalmology 158(5): 994-998, 2015

The effect of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser irradiation on rabbit dental pulp tissue. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery 28(6): 747-750, 2011

Comparison of erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet and holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet lasers for incision of urethra and bladder neck in an in vivo porcine model. Urology 65(1): 191-195, 2005

The effects of carbon di oxide yttrium aluminum garnet and neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet lasers on the central and peripheral nervous systems and cerebral blood vessels. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 47(7): 745-749, 1984

Ion-implanted optical channel waveguides in neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet transparent ceramics for integrated laser generation. Optics Letters 34(1): 28-30, 2008

Development and clinical application of q switched neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet laser. Folia Ophthalmologica Japonica 36(4): 760-763, 1985

Pulse timing and optical interface between a neodymium: yttrium aluminum garnet laser and a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 5(3): 132-136, 1991