We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you personalised advertising. To find out more, read our privacy policy and cookie policy

Lasers (non-ionising radiation)

Lasers differ from other sources of non-ionising radiation in both the mechanism of operation and the quality of radiation produced. Laser beams usually are of a small diameter with low divergence and a high power density. Lasers can either emit radiation continuously or in a single pulse or a series of pulses. The laser safety guidelines outline the safety precautions needed to work safely with lasers.

Other types of radiation:

Radiation (ionising)