Analysis Method for the Heating of the Human Eye Exposed to High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Published online: Mar 22, 2007 Full Text: PDF (960 KiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss.v3i1.263
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Hrvoje Dodig, Andrés Peratta, Dragan Poljak


The paper studies the thermal rise in the human eye caused by time harmonic electromagnetic waves. An eye has been illuminated by a high frequency plane wave with power density 5.0 mW/cm2. Such a problem has been considered as an electromagnetic scattering problem since part of EM energy is transmitted to the eye and part of it is reflected. The total electric field inside an eye and related Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) has been calculated in a frequency range from 0.7 to 4.4 GHz via a hybrid BEM/FEM approach. Knowing the SAR distribution inside the eye provides the calculation of related temperature rise in the human eye due to high frequency radiation by solving Bio-Heat Transfer Equation via standard finite element method.


hybrid BEM/FEM, electromagnetic heating, Specific Absorption Rate, Bio-Heat Transfer Equation
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