Accession Number:

ADP005267

Title:

Safety Issues Concerning Diode Lasers Used in Telecommunications Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AT AND T BELL LABS MURRAY HILL NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A theoretical analysis of the potential risk for eye injury resulting from exposure to a severed lightguide cable is discussed. Biological data was collected that confirms the results of the theoretical study. The conclusion from these studies is that inadvertent viewing of the end of a severed optical fiber cable will not result in injury to the eye. The exposure levels are much lower than the maximum permissible exposure levels recommended by ANSI. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE