Accession Number : AD0675803

Title :   LASER PARAMETERS FOR HUMAN VIEWING. I. AN ANALYSIS OF VIEWING DIRECT AND SCATTERED LASER RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Mar-30 Dec 67,

Corporate Author : BIORAD INC NEW HYDE PARK N Y

Personal Author(s) : Solon,Leonard R. ; Sims,S. Donald

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : A general analysis is furnished of the physiological optics of directly transmitted, reflected, and scattered laser radiation. Parameters determining the retinal irradiance for continuous lasers (or radiant exposure for pulsed sources) are treated in detail. Particular attention is directed to optimization of laser systems where visual observation is required, or can occur inadvertently. Among factors considered are the influence of auxiliary optics, environmental illumination, and the Stiles-Crawford effect. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *RADIATION HAZARDS), (*EYE, SAFETY), RETINA, ENERGY, OPTICS, CORNEA, REFLECTION, SCATTERING, INTENSITY, RUBY, PATHOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PROTECTION, MILITARY TRAINING, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE