Accession Number : AD0738662

Title :   New Ocular Hazard of Mode Locking in CW Lasers,

Corporate Author : FLYING PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Smart,D. ; Manson,N. ; Marshall,J. ; Mellerio,J.

Report Date : 09 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In a series of experiments to investigate threshold reginal damage produced by CW helium-neon lasers (wavelength = 632.8 nm), it was found that lasers with identical beam divergence and output powers but different amplifier/cavity parameters produce different amounts of retinal damage. The source of this discrepancy has been traced to mode locking in one of the lasers used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION HAZARDS, *LASERS), GAS LASERS, EYE, RABBITS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE