9 July 2001 Reduction of protection from laser eyewear with ultrashort exposure
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Proceedings Volume 4257, Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.434695
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
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.
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David J. Stolarski, David J. Stolarski, Jacob Stolarski, Jacob Stolarski, Gary D. Noojin, Gary D. Noojin, Benjamin A. Rockwell, Benjamin A. Rockwell, Robert J. Thomas, Robert J. Thomas, } "Reduction of protection from laser eyewear with ultrashort exposure", Proc. SPIE 4257, Laser-Tissue Interaction XII: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434695; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.434695
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