Perception of the Laser Radiation for the Near Infrared Range
D. Kecika, J. Kasprzaka and A. ZajÄ…cb
aDepartment and Ophthalmology Clinic, I Medicine Faculty, Medical University of Warsaw, W. Lindleya 4, 02-005 Warsaw, Poland
bInstitute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, S. Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warszawa, Poland
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During the diagnostic research done by means of optical devices equipped with radiation sources from the near infrared range the phenomena indicating the perception possibility of this range by a human eye were observed. In this contribution the initial results of the research of this phenomenon were presented. Sources of radiation applied in laser polarimeters (785 nm) and devices designed for optical coherent tomography (820, 850 nm) were taken into particular consideration. Perception tests with the use of a laser diode generating at the wavelength of 940 nm were also carried out. It was stated that the radiation from the range examined can be recorded by a human eye giving a colour sensation - in practice independently of the wavelength of the radiation beam falling into a retina.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.120.686
PACS numbers: 42.66.-p, 42.66.Ct, 42.66.Ne