Laser safety at medical and scientific exhibitions

D. H. Sliney, M. A. Mainster

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Potentially hazardous laser systems have been demonstrated safely in medical and scientific exhibits for many years, but carefully designed protective enclosures can increase exhibit hall safety while still providing excellent demonstration visibility. Manufacturers have developed several types of satisfactory enclosures which: terminate laser beams; prevent insertion of specular reflecting objects into the laser beam path; prevent direct intrabeam viewing; have the mechanical strength to survive exhibit floor rigors; and do no require supervision for effectiveness (even though exhibit supervision is necessary at all times).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-61
Number of pages4
Issue numberSUPPL. SEPT.
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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