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General Laser Safety Guidelines for MX Series Routers

Dense Port Concentrators (DPCs), Modular Port Concentrators (MPCs), Modular Interface Cards (MICs), and PICs with single-mode optical interfaces are equipped with laser transmitters, which are considered a Class 1 Laser Product by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and are evaluated as a Class 1 Laser Product per EN 60825–1 +A11 +A2 requirements.

When working around PICs, observe the following safety guidelines to prevent eye injury:

  • Do not look into unterminated ports or at fibers that connect to unknown sources.
  • Do not examine unterminated optical ports with optical instruments.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the beam.

    Warning: Unterminated optical connectors can emit invisible laser radiation. The lens in the human eye focuses all the laser power on the retina, so focusing the eye directly on a laser source—even a low-power laser—could permanently damage the eye.


Published: 2010-01-27

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