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Laser safety barriers: what do you need to know?

Kentek laser barrier white paper

Even the most experienced laser person can have a narrow understanding of laser barriers. This White Paper from Kentek is designed to build a shared understanding and appreciation of laser safety barriers in the laser community.

Who should download this White Paper?

Laser users of all experience levels, laser safety officers, and designers of laser laboratories.


This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of laser barriers, including:

  • Definition and purpose of laser barriers
  • Types of laser barrier curtains
  • Laser barrier selection factors
  • Laser barrier design considerations
  • Laser barrier partition styles and design
  • Laser barriers for optical tables, windows, and doorways

The white paper also discusses the ANSI Z136.1 and other relevant standards for laser barriers.

Benefits of reading this White Paper

  • Learn about the different types of laser barriers and their applications
  • Understand the key factors to consider when selecting and designing laser barriers
  • Discover the latest laser safety standards and regulations
  • Gain insights from Kentek, a leading expert in laser safety

Key takeaways

  • Laser barriers are engineering controls used to block or attenuate incident, direct, or diffuse laser radiation.
  • Laser barrier curtains are available in a variety of materials, including fabrics, metals, and plastics.
  • The selection of a laser barrier should be based on the specific laser hazard being controlled.
  • Laser barrier design considerations include the placement of the barrier, the type of material used, and the mounting system.
  • Laser barrier partitions can be used to create permanent or temporary laser-controlled areas.
  • Laser barriers are an important part of a comprehensive laser safety program.

Download this FREE white paper today to learn more about laser barriers and how to select and design the right barrier for your needs.


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