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Eliminating the Pain – Lasers in Dentistry

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Anyone of a certain age remembers dreading a trip to the dentist, which usually involved pain. Whether it was the needle used to inject the Novocain or the drill used to prepare a cavity for filling, it hurt! Fortunately, lasers have improved the practice of dentistry or periodontal surgery, making it possible to eliminate much of the pain that causes some people, even today, to avoid regular checkups.

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Helping Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer was the second leading cause of death among females in the United States in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available.  It accounted for some 22.2 percent of women’s deaths due to disease during 2009, behind only heart disease at 24.0 percent.

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Special Optical Coatings Enable Specialized Optical Functions

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Precision optical components can be fabricated from many different materials, from crown or ordinary window glass to fused quartz to sapphire to mirrors, to meet the requirements of specialized optical applications. Sometimes, however, there is no single material capable of performing the desired function, so designers must turn to special optical coatings that enhance the capability of the substrate to which they are applied. Here are just a few examples.

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How Brewster Windows Function In Lasers

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Lasers play an important role in many modern devices, from tiny laser pointers to CD-ROM’s to industrial lasers that can drill precise holes in a sheet of steel. The power of a laser beam depends on the material used to produce it, but its utility derives from its ability to be focused into a narrow beam of monochromatic light, or light that is all the same wavelength. In order to understand the function of a Brewster window, it is necessary to understand how lasers work.

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New Equipment Ensures Lens Accuracy

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Accuracy means everything in the optics business.As the demand rises for precision optics, investing in the latest technology has become a necessity for optic manufacturers.

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