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|Author(s):||Jemellie Galang; Alessandro Restelli; Edward W. Hagley; Charles W. Clark;|
|Title:||A Green Laser Pointer Hazard|
|Published:||August 02, 2010|
|Abstract:||An inexpensive green laser pointer was found to emit 20 mW of infrared radiation during normal use. This is potentially a serious hazard that would not be noticed by most users of such pointers. We find that the problem derives from an unsafe design, and describe a simple method of testing for it using common household items.|
|Citation:||Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1668|
|Keywords:||green laser pointer, infrared radiation, hazard|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (720KB)|