Accession Number:

AD0750350

Title:

Ocular Hazard of the GaAs Laser

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The GaAs laser is used in intrusion alarm systems, secure communication links, and short distance range-finders. By use of multiple diode arrays, high average power visually covert illumination is possible for night vision and range gated systems. Each of these applications exposes human eyes to GaAs laser radiation, and thus it is necessary to determine the ocular hazard of these lasers. An experimental determination is reported of the damage threshold of ocular damage using a GaAs laser.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE