Accession Number:

AD0697151

Title:

PROBABILITY ANALYSIS OF OCULAR DAMAGE DUE TO LASER RADIATION THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

A mamthematical model is developed which predicts the probability of ocular damage occurring to personnel illuminated by a pulsed laser beam as a function of the appropriate optical and atmospheric parameters. The evaluation includes terms for the laser output energy and divergence, and atmospheric parameters of attenuation and scintillation. Sample computations are shown, and a safety nomograph is developed to facilitate the eye hazard analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE