Accession Number:

ADA061800

Title:

Format of Revised Safety Standards for Infrared Laser Exposures.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 77-Mar 78,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A thermal model has been normalized to experimental damage threshold data for corneal injury minimum epithelium lesions from infrared lasers. Subsequent damage threshold predictions as a function of exposure duration and absorption coefficient are approximated by general equations and threshold curves. The formulated equations are adapted to indicate the wavelength dependence of infrared laser damage. A revised format for the ANSI Z136.1-1976 laser safety standard is proposed on the basis of these analyses. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE