Accession Number : AD0828215

Title :   NEAR INFRARED LASERS: SAFETY CALCULATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Peacock, George R.

Report Date : 26 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : It is theoretically demonstrated in this report that certain lasers operating in the near infrared are expected to have no accompanying retinal hazard. This is due in large part to the absorption properties of the human eye in this region. In these calculations the 1.5 - 1.8 microns and 2.0 to 2.4 microns wavelength regions were considered. Estimates of threshold injury levels and allowable dose levels are also shown. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EYE), (*LASERS, RADIATION INJURIES), (*RADIATION INJURIES, (*INFRARED LASERS, RADIATION INJURIES), BURNS(INJURIES), HAZARDS, SAFETY, INFRARED RADIATION, HUMANS, THERMAL RADIATION, RETINA, CORNEA, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PREDICTIONS, THEORY, ABSORPTION.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE