Flexible Waveguides for Er-YAG Laser Radiation Delivery

Israel Gannot, Stephan Schründer, Jacob Dror, A. Inberg, Thomas Ertl, Johannes Tschepe, Gerhard J. Müller, Nathan Croitoru

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Flexible plastic waveguides (FPW) were devised for the delivery of Er-YAG laser radiation. The FPW characteristics were studied under various conditions. In vitro studies were carried out to explore the drilling procedure on extracted teeth and the FPW-tissue mutual effects. The results which were obtained proved that the FPW as a delivery device might be a substitute hand applicator for the pneumatic turbine for drilling in teeth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-972
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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