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Ultrashort-laser-pulse retinal damage
Author(s): Benjamin A. Rockwell; William P. Roach; Dale J. Payne; Paul K. Kennedy; Jeffrey J. Druessel; Rodney E. Amnotte; Brent Eilert; Shana L. Phillips; David J. Stolarski; Gary D. Noojin; Clarence P. Cain; Cynthia A. Toth M.D.
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Paper Abstract

Recent studies of retinal damage due to ultrashort laser pulses have shown that less energy is required for retinal damage for pulses shorter than one nanosecond. Laser minimum visible lesion thresholds for retinal damage from ultrashort laser pulses are produced at lower energies than in the nanosecond to microsecond laser pulse regime. We review the progress made in determining the trends in retinal damage from laser pulses of one nanosecond to one hundred femtoseconds in the visible and near-infrared wavelength regimes. We have determined the most likely damage mechanism operative in this pulse width regime and discuss implications on laser safety standards.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2974, Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275228
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
William P. Roach, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)
Dale J. Payne, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Paul K. Kennedy, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey J. Druessel, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Rodney E. Amnotte, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Brent Eilert, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
Shana L. Phillips, Air Force Armstrong Lab. (United States)
David J. Stolarski, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Gary D. Noojin, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Clarence P. Cain, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Cynthia A. Toth M.D., Duke Univ. Eye Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2974:
Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment
Bruce E. Stuck; Michael Belkin M.D., Editor(s)

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