28 February 2012 Numerical comparison of thermal damage threshold from pulsed and scanning laser in a measurement aperture
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Abstract
Optical radiation hazards of scanning light sources are often evaluated using pulsed light source criteria, with the relevant pulse parameter equivalent to the scanning light source determined by the energy delivered through a measurement aperture. This study utilizes a numerical analysis based upon the melanin granule model to compare the thermal effects of scanning and pulsed light sources through a measurement aperture in the pigmented retinal layer. The numerical analysis calculates the thermal contribution of individual melanin granules with varying temporal sequence, and finds that temperature changes and thermal damage thresholds for the two different types of light sources were not equal.
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Do-Hyun Kim, "Numerical comparison of thermal damage threshold from pulsed and scanning laser in a measurement aperture", Proc. SPIE 8215, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies V, 821509 (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909100; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.909100
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