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Laser Safety Overview For Optical Fiber Data Links
Author(s): David A Knodel; Ronald L. Soderstrom
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Paper Abstract

Current design and development activities within the computer industiy are beginning to use semiconductor laser diodes as the light source for optical fiber data links. This trend is occurring because laser diodes have many advantages over LEDs as the preferred light source for both multimode and single mode fiber. As a result, laser safety has become an important issue in the design activity of fiber data link products, both because of the need to produce safe products for the marketplace and because laser safety regulations are enforced in most countries. This paper presents an overview of some of the laser safety issues and regu-lations as they apply to optical data links.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963370
Show Author Affiliations
David A Knodel, IBM Applications Business Systems (United States)
Ronald L. Soderstrom, IBM Applications Business Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1178:
Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment
James Pazaris; Gerald R. Willenbring, Editor(s)

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