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Laser Use at Subaru Telescope


Introduction:


To receive your laser use approval from the Subaru Laser safety Officer:

  1. Read carefully the Subaru Laser Safety Policy.

  2. Define the class of your laser (cf. Subaru Laser Safety Policy §3).

  3. If your laser is:




    • Class 1:

      You are exempt from the requirements of the laser Safety Program. Just follow the Laser Hazard Control Measures for class 1 lasers, described in the Subaru Laser Safety Policy §6.




    • Class 2 or Class 3A/3R:

      The personnel using the laser should contact the Subaru Laser Officer to receive a short laser safety briefing. You are also required to follow the '''Laser Hazard Control Measures for class 2 or 3A/3R lasers, described in : Subaru Laser Safety Policy §6.

      Please, sign the Laser User Waiver and send it to Subaru Laser Safety officer (lso@naoj.org) if you are not a Subaru Telescope or NAOJ employee.




    • Class 3B or Class 4:

      These lasers are extremely hazardous and require the maximum of attention. Class 3B and 4 lasers can only be operated with the written approval of the Subaru Laser Officer.

      To obtain the LSO approval for class 3B and 4 lasers use:

      1. Fill-in the Laser Use Authorization (LUA) application form: Laser Use Authorization (LUA).

      2. All personnel using the laser must fill-in an individual Laser User Registration Form and complete a Laser Safety Training (proof of past training accepted if not trained, please contact immediately the Subaru Laser safety officer).

      3. Fill-in the Laser Equipment Registration Form

      4. Write a Standard Operating Procedure (see Subaru Laser Safety Policy §5). An example of OP is available here.

      5. Follow the Laser Hazard Control Measures for class 3B or 4 lasers, described in : Subaru Laser Safety Policy §6.

      6. Sign the Laser User Waiver if you are not a Subaru Telescope or NAOJ employee.

      7. Send all documents to the Subaru Laser safety officer (lso@naoj.org) for review and to receive the final use approval.





For any questions or remarks,
please contact the Subaru Telescope Laser Safety Manager / Officer

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lso@naoj.org
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Thank you for your collaboration.