Beyond laser safety glasses: Augmented reality in optics laboratories
Authors: Quercioli F.
Autors Affiliation: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo Enrico Fermi 6, Firenze, 50125, Italy
Abstract: Blocking visibility of a laser beam after a pair of safety goggles have been worn is always an unpleasant experience. Working blindly is hard, sometimes even dangerous, and safety could be again at risk. A safe, clear view of the laser beam path would be highly desirable. This paper presents a technique for laboratory laser safety, using a smartphone’s camera and display, in conjunction with an augmented reality headset to allow clear viewing of laser experiments without any risk of laser eye injury. Use of the technique is demonstrated, and strengths and weaknesses of the solution are discussed. © 2017 Optical Society of America.
Journal/Review: APPLIED OPTICS
Volume: 56 (4) Pages from: 1148 to: 1150
KeyWords: Augmented reality; Laser beams; Protective clothing; Safety engineering; Safety glass, Eye injury; Laser experiments; Optics laboratory, Laser safetyDOI: 10.1364/AO.56.001148Citations: 7data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-01-16References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here