laser footprint

laser footprint

The projection of the laser beam and buffer zone on the ground or target area. The laser footprint may be part of the laser surface danger zone if that footprint lies within the nominal visual hazard distance of the laser. See also buffer zone; laser.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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