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Special Section Guest Editorial: Laser Damage

Paper Abstract

Laser damage of optical materials, first reported in 1964, continues to limit the output energy and power of pulsed and continuous-wave laser systems. In spite of some 48 years of research in this area, interest from the international laser community to laser damage issues remains at a very high level and does not show any sign of decreasing. Moreover, it grows with the development of novel laser systems, for example, ultrafast and short-wavelength lasers that involve new damage effects and specific mechanisms not studied before. This interest is evident from the high level of attendance and presentations at the annual SPIE Laser Damage Symposium (aka, Boulder Damage Symposium) that has been held in Boulder, Colorado, since 1969.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2012
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(12) 121801 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.12.121801
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Vitaly Gruzdev, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Michelle D. Shinn, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (United States)

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