Accession Number : AD0658967

Title :   SURFACE TEMPERATURE AS A PARAMETER IN ESTIMATING LASER INJURY THRESHOLDS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Peacock,George R.

Report Date : 08 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A simple model based on elevation of the surface temperature in biological tissue was formulated in an attempt to aid in estimating laser injury thresholds. The model shows reasonable agreement in the ranges where experimental data are available. This fact lends confidence to predictions of injury thresholds for other laser wavelengths and pulse length. Predictions are made in particular for eye injury in the visible and near infrared, for tissue burns in the mid- and far-infrared. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES), (*BURNS(INJURIES), PREDICTIONS), (*EYE, WOUNDS AND INJURIES), TISSUES(BIOLOGY), RETINA, INFRARED RADIATION, THERMAL RADIATION, SURFACE TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE