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Chapter 2:
Light Sources and Laser Safety
Editor(s): Chandra Roychoudhuri
This module addresses various nonlaser light sources, such as incandescent lamps, fluorescent discharge lamps, high-intensity discharge lamps, flashlamps, arc lamps, and LEDs. It will also discuss in detail laser safety including the human eye, laser hazards, laser safety controls, maximum permissible exposure, laser safety glasses, and laser accidents. The laboratory experience at the end of the module will enhance your ability to understand the dangers associated with lasers, with small and large beam diameters, and with constant power levels.
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