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Reduction of protection from laser eyewear with ultrashort exposure
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Paper Abstract

We have measured the optical density of various laser eye protection samples as a function of increasing irradiance. We show that the protective quality of some eyewear degrades as irradiance increases. In previous studies this problem has been demonstrated in samples irradiated by nanosecond pulses, but the current study shows that the modern laser eye protection seems to be robust except for the irradiance possible with ultrashort laser pulse exposure. We discuss the most likely saturation mechanisms in this pulse duration regime and discuss relevance to laser safety.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4257, Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434695
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David J. Stolarski, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jacob Stolarski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gary D. Noojin, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Benjamin A. Rockwell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert J. Thomas, The Analytical Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4257:
Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical
Donald Dean Duncan; Peter C. Johnson; Donald Dean Duncan; Steven L. Jacques; Peter C. Johnson, Editor(s)

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