Since it''s resurgent in 1990s, the field of diode pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers grew exponentially over the last two decades. With the availability of new materials, components and devices the importance of DPSS lasers in our society is increasing by the day and they are finding applications in almost every field of science and technology. However, to create an optimum solution for specific applications, it is necessary to understand the functional possibilities and the methods to control the lasing regimes of modern DPSS lasers. This book, therefore, provides the physical basis and the state of the art of building diode-pumped solid-state lasers in the light of the new developments and describes with experimental details the issues related with various modes of operation of these lasers at the fundamental as well as intracavity frequency doubled configuration. The book should help the students and researchers in the field of lasers to understand the basics, scopes and limitations of DPSS lasers and should help shed some light on the new developments and trends in this exciting field.
Applications for and research on lasers in dentistry continues to expand since their introduction to the dental profession.Over time, understanding of lasers has grown among researchers and the lasers themselves have become smaller and better suited to dental tasks, eventually making them accurate and safe enough for procedural use. Lasers (an acronym for "light amplification by the stimulation emission of radiation") deliver energy and heat in the form of light, and their uses in dentistry range from cleaning to removing tooth decay.This book is aimed to give an overview of the lasers used in dentistry from its functioning to its uses.
Laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.”Laser procedures offer high quality, state-of-the-art dentistry because of new treatment modalities and enhancements to traditional treatments, with reduced need of anesthesia during treatment and a great reduction or lack of post-treatment pain.Today’s dental lasers are smaller, lightweight, highly portable and more reasonably priced.The future of dental lasers is bright. Some of the newest, still ongoing research deals with the use of dental lasers for guided tissue regeneration, connective tissue attachment and tissue welding. It is not inconceivable that dental lasers of the future will be used to make incisions, reflect flaps, perform osseous surgery and then weld the flaps into position. In this book, we have discussed the mechanism by which the lasers work, types and their use in dentistry in general with special focus on periodontology and implantology, lasers safety and future of lasers in dentistry. The book is written with the prime intention for those who want to acquire basic and sound knowledge of lasers and their applications in the field of dentistry.
“Need is the mother of invention”. Man has always strived for the invention of latest advancements in the already existing ones. In the process dentistry has also advanced leaps and bounds for the good. Keeping this in the view, LASERS have been termed as the latest inventions in the recent paradigm of dentistry. Light has always astonished man and this book has been written to amplify arguably the best and most aptly utilized form of light. Knowledge does not spread by keeping a lantern on one’s own head but by spreading through the words and this book tries to be the ultimate source for the knowledge about LASERS. I have tried to introduce the LASERS through a student’s point of view & then further augmented the information by citing the studies done about the use of LASERS in the different aspects of dentistry.From diagnosing a simple caries to the treatment of the most complex lesions or pathologies LASERSare by far taking over the conventional and traditionally followed techniques by the fellow practitioners. Leaving nothing to the imagination, this book will stimulate the learning senses of able reader and give away the best of what I could offer.