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Laser safety in laser anemometry: an introduction to the laser safety workshop
Author(s): J. M. Bessem; R. Booij
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Paper Abstract

While organizing this conference, we realized that it would be appropriate to pay attention to laser safety hazards. After all, every user of LA instrumentation may someday accidentally be exposed to an overdose of laser radiation. In the days of LDA systems with predominantly low power HeNe lasers, no body really worried about it. Nowadays, that we use 5 W Art-ion lasers, a power 10000 times the safety limit, this possibility is far from being imaginary. Of the safety hazards, such as . radiation damage to the eyes or skin . fire risk . exposure to high voltage or toxic chemicals especially the risk of radiation damage to the eyes has to be emphasized. Spurious reflections caused by moving objects (wedding rings!) and imperfect beam alignment procedures can yield dangerous situations

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2052, Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150538
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J. M. Bessem, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
R. Booij, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2052:
Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications
J. M. Bessem; R. Booij; H. W. H. E. Godefroy; P. J. de Groot; K. Krishna Prasad; F. F. M. de Mul; E. J. Nijhof, Editor(s)

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