Spencer Research can assist you if you have a laser pointer case. We can arrange for laser measurement and classification, a review of the case papers and prepare a report.
A laser pointer is a small handheld device that may be shaped like a pen or other novelty shape, typically battery powered, and a laser diode emitting a narrow beam of coherent light. The beam itself cannot be seen it is the reflection of light when the beam strikes something that is see. Higher power laser pointers produce visible beams due to the Rayleigh effect on air molecules and dust particles causing a scattering of the beam. Typically laser pointers are used to “point” something out hence the name laser pointer.
Some laser pointers can be made to make a pattern for example a circle, star shape or ellipse. Power is restricted in most countries to under 5 mW but high power devices can be purchased over the Internet circumventing local power level restrictions.
Here are some typical low and high powered laser devices:
Over the years there have been cases of laser pointers shone at Police officers, dazzling pilots and others and whilst they may momentarily dazzle and cause no permanent effects there has been no hesitation on the part of law enforcement to prosecute the user. Evidently higher power devices represent a high risk of causing damage to eyes.
We undertake preliminary assessment for free. We offer a free initial consultation, agree the scope of the work to keep down costs, advise clients on progress, and produce jury friendly reports and give evidence in Court.
Phone Spencer Research for an initial free of charge discussion on 01225 482 604 or e-mail.
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