SURFACE TEMPERATURE AS A PARAMETER IN ESTIMATING LASER INJURY THRESHOLDS.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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A simple model based on elevation of the surface temperature in biological tissue was formulated in an attempt to aid in estimating laser injury thresholds. The model shows reasonable agreement in the ranges where experimental data are available. This fact lends confidence to predictions of injury thresholds for other laser wavelengths and pulse length. Predictions are made in particular for eye injury in the visible and near infrared, for tissue burns in the mid- and far-infrared. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Lasers and Masers
- Environmental Health and Safety