Accession Number:

ADA512812

Title:

Trends in Retinal Damage Thresholds from 100-Millisecond Near-Infrared Laser Radiation Exposures: A Study at 1,110, 1,130, 1,150, and 1,319 nm

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIR/BIODYNAMICS AND PROTECTION DIV

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Retinal damage thresholds from 100-millisecond exposures to laser radiation for wavelengths between 1,100 and 1,350nm have never previously been established. We sought to determine the retinal damage threshold for 100- millisecond exposures of near-infrared NIR laser radiation wavelengths at 1,110, 1,130, 1,150, and 1,319 nm. These data were then used to create trends for retinal damage thresholds over the 1,1001,350nm NIR region based upon linear absorption of laser radiation in ocular media and chromatic dispersion of the eye.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE