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The laser accident database maintained by Rockwell Laser Industries has been gathered from a broad range of sources since 1964. By studying this data, the laser community as a whole can promote the safe and knowledgeable use of lasers and prevent similar events from occurring in their own facilities.

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Accident Detail

Case Nbr5323
Accident Year1992
LocationLaboratory
CountryUSA
StateNY
City 
Laser TypeDye & Nd:YAG (doubled)
WaveLength613
Class 
Divergence 
Exposure Time600 fs
Output0.06 mJ
Pulse Rate 
Beam Diameter2
SubjectResearcher
Age 
SexM
ApplicationAlignment
ProtectionUnknown
Eye DamageInternal
CauseNegligence
DescriptionResearcher received an accidental exposure during alignment. Opthalmic exam confirmed retinal burn in upper medial quadrant of right eye. No foveal damage. At 2 mo's, a 20% translucency remains in field of view. Beam reflected from silicon caused incident.

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