Accession Number:

AD0775726

Title:

Corneal Damage Thresholds for Hydrogen Fluoride and Deuterium Fluoride Chemical Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Feb-30 Mar 1972

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE