31 May 2012 Anti-dazzling protection for Air Force pilots
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Under certain conditions, laser directed at aircraft can be a hazard. The most likely scenario is when a bright visible laser causes distraction or temporary flash blindness to a pilot, during a critical phase of flight such as landing or takeoff. It is also possible, that a visible or invisible beam could cause permanent harm to a pilot's eyes. We present a non-linear, solid-state dynamic filter solutions protecting from dazzling and damage in a passive way. Our filters limit the transmission, only if the power exceeds a certain threshold as opposed to spectral filters that block a certain wavelength permanently.
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Ariela Donval, Tali Fisher, Ofir Lipman, Moshe Oron, "Anti-dazzling protection for Air Force pilots", Proc. SPIE 8353, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, 83530L (31 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916967; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.916967

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