Accession Number : AD0762277

Title :   Hazard Evaluation of a Gallium Arsenide Diode Array Laser,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Gallagher,James R. ; Laudieri,Peter C.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The hazard of GaAs diode array lasers with their searchlight-like beams must be evaluated differently than conventional lasers. This report evaluates the ocular hazards of Solid State Laser, Type AN/AAQ-7, one of the GLINT series of illuminators. It was found that an optical density of 1.39 is required for protection within a distance of 22.4 m. from the laser for a 5-second exposure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *RADIATION HAZARDS), (*RETINA, *RADIATION INJURIES), SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, EYE, PRIMATES

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE