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Calculating laser eye safety

  1. Sep 15, 2010 #1
    Hi all,

    I'd like some help calculating laser eye safety for a 905 nm diode laser system I'm building. It's for a scanning laser rangefinder and I need to figure out if my current design (a TOF rangefinder) can be feasibly be made Class 1 eye safe. The eye safety calculations are a little tricky and I'd like some help.
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  3. Sep 15, 2010 #2


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    What standard covers this? What agency does the final approval? Is the final approval based on testing, or on submitting your design?
  4. Sep 15, 2010 #3
    My end goal is an open-source open-hardware design, so there is no regulations other than my own conscience about putting out something dangerous.

    My goal would be to meet the ICE Class 1 standard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety#Class_1"
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