Abstract

An analysis is made of the eye hazard posed by laser radars and the methods for reducing this hazard. The particular situation analyzed here is that of a person at target range being exposed to a single pulse by accidentally looking directly into a laser beam. Curves are presented which show where the safe and hazardous radar regions occur. These curves show that by following a philosophy of transmitting no greater intensity than is necessary to achieve a given level of radar performance, the eye hazard can be considerably reduced.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

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