Accession Number : ADA241335
Title : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nonlinear Optical Polymers for Soldier Survivability (1st), Held in Natick, Massachusetts on June 13-14, 1989
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
Personal Author(s) : Cornell, John ; Coulter, Daniel R ; Sandmam, Daniel J ; Samson A Jenekhe, ; Guha, Shekhar ; Savant, Gajendra D ; Guardalben, Mark
Report Date : Sep 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 123
Abstract : This report incorporates 13 abstracts and 9 papers presented at the First International Symposium on Nonlinear Optical Polymers, held 13-14 June 1989 at the U.S. Army Natick RD and E Center, Natick MA. The mission of the U.S. Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Center is to provide personal protection for the soldier against battlefield threats or those encountered in training. Recently a new threat has developed through the use of low power lasers in rangefinders and target designators and potential tunable weapons systems. Coherent radiation from these devices is capable of inflicting severe damage to the retina of the eye. One mode of protecting against such threats involves the development of nonlinear optical polymers which permit the transmission of visible light at ambient intensities but will reversibly block visible and near infrared radiation at intensities harmful to the eye.
Descriptors : *LASER SAFETY , *NONLINEAR OPTICS , *RADIATION ABSORPTION , ARMY PERSONNEL , BATTLEFIELDS , COHERENT RADIATION , EYE SAFETY , INTENSITY , LASER TARGET DESIGNATORS , LIGHT , LOW POWER , NEAR INFRARED RADIATION , NONLINEAR SYSTEMS , OPTICAL MATERIALS , POLYMERS , RANGE FINDING , RETINA , SURVIVABILITY , SYMPOSIA , TUNING DEVICES , VISIBILITY , WEAPON SYSTEMS
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE