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AuthorSliney, David. author
TitleSafety with Lasers and Other Optical Sources [electronic resource] : A Comprehensive Handbook / by David Sliney, Myron Wolbarsht
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1980
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3596-0
Descript XXVIII, 1035 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Nearly a decade aga a general review article on the evaluation of optical radiaยญ tion hazards was published in Applied Optics (Sliney and Freasier, 1973). This artiยญ cle received many favorable comments but also prompted many inquiries regarding specific optical hazard problems. From this it became evident that a monograph rather than a supplemental and expanded article was needed to fill this literature gap relating to laser and optical radiation hazards. The present work is designed to fill that gap, and is structured to permit either classroom or self-study use. Much of the material in this book was developed in eonnection with short courses on laser safety and radiometry in which we have participated, as weIl as from our previous articles. In particular, the sequenee of chapters is based upon the experiences which we have had in lecturing in courses with different schedules. One of the great difficulties in developing a text of this nature is that a broad, multidisciplinary background must be included in order that the reader can comprehend all of the subjeet matter readily. For this reason, the material presented on anatomy and physiology is orienยญ ted toward the engineer or physical scientist, while the review material on basic optical physics is intended more for the physician or life scientist


CONTENT

to Laser Safety -- Review of Optical Physics -- Review of Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Skin -- Effects of Optical Radiation on the Eye -- Optical Radiation Hazards to the Skin -- Optical Hazards from the Ambient Environment -- Laser Safety Standards: Evolution and Rationale -- Current Laser Exposure Limits -- Laser Hazard Classification -- Protection Standards for Non-Laser Sources -- Laser Output Measurements: Radiometry and Calorimetry -- Laser Beam Diagnostics -- Atmospheric Propagation of Laser Beams -- Radiometric Measurements Required for Broad-Band Optical Sources -- General Hazard Analysis and Controls -- Eye and Skin Protection -- Laser Safety in Research Laboratories and Medical Facilities -- Safety with Lasers Used in Construction -- Safety with Lasers Used in Manufacturing -- Laser Safety with Consumer and Office Products -- Laser Hazards in Outdoor Applications: Military and Lidar -- Lamps and Lighting Systems -- Projection Systems -- Welding Arcs -- Safety Programs and Formal Training -- Medical Surveillance -- Ancillary Hazards -- Electrical Hazards


Medicine Ophthalmology Acoustics Biophysics Biological physics Optics Optoelectronics Plasmons (Physics) Electrical engineering Medicine & Public Health Ophthalmology Biophysics and Biological Physics Electrical Engineering Optics Optoelectronics Plasmonics and Optical Devices Acoustics



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