Holography in Dentistry

  • Paul R. Wedendal
  • Hans I. Bjelkhagen


The laser phenomenon has been the subject of increasing interest during the last decade. Dental holography, a fairly new field of research, is a product of the cooperation between the dental and the laser disciplines. It might be useful to give a brief survey of some basic facts and methods of holography as an introduction to its utilization in dental research. From the beginning, laser was a physical phenomenon explored theoretically. The era of laser technology was introduced by Maiman (1960), Prokhorov (1958), and Townes (1961). In 1961, the first gas laser was constructed; in the following years, different materials were studied and found to give laser effects.


Solder Joint Interference Fringe Force Level Reference Beam Ruby Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Wedendal
    • 1
  • Hans I. Bjelkhagen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Stomatognathic Physiology Faculty of OdontologyKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Laser Research Group Department of Production EngineeringRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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