Corneal Damage Thresholds for Hydrogen Fluoride and Deuterium Fluoride Chemical Lasers
Final rept. 7 Feb-30 Mar 1972
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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A series of biomedical experiments was performed using the Aerospace Corporation HFDF chemical lasers to establish corneal damage threshold levels. The DF corneal damage thresholds are higher than the HF thresholds for all conditions tested. Resultant 50-probability-of-damage values ED50 for pulsed and continuous wave HF and DF lasers, having specified spectral and pulse characteristics, are expressed with theoretical and safety implications.