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Laser safety: the influence of atmospheric scintillations on the ocular hazard distance
Author(s): Amir Langus; Moshe Tur
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Paper Abstract

In the presence of atmospheric turbulence the nominal ocular hazard distance may no longer be a safe range for laser inter-beam viewing. Knowledge of the probability density function and standard deviation of the scintillations is essential for proper estimation of laser hazard level. Here we examine the probability of the minimum visible retinal lesion as a function of different forms of the scintillations distribution and standard deviation.

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Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2974, Laser and Noncoherent Ocular Effects: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275235
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Amir Langus, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Moshe Tur, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)

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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