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  • Biolase Inc.

BioPhotonics
Nov 2012
Dental laser manufacturer Biolase Inc. of Irvine, Calif., has sold 20,000 of its WaterLase systems. The WaterLase uses a patented yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser wavelength and proprietary water/air spray to cut, etch and shape target tissues without contact, heat, vibration or pressure.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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