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Structural influences on the laser damage thresholds of oxide coatings
Author(s): Erich J. Hacker; Hans Lauth; Peter Weisbrodt; Reinhard Wolf
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Paper Abstract

The laser damage thresholds (LDT) of optical coatings lie, as a rule, markedly below those of the respective bulk materials. This is due to diverse specific real-structure properties which depend in a highly complex and sensitive way on deposition conditions. With evaporated or sputtered coatings as an example, some correlations between structural thin film properties and the LDT are discussed with concern to a further increase of the damage resistance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1782, Thin Films for Optical Systems, (4 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141022
Show Author Affiliations
Erich J. Hacker, Jenoptik GmbH (Germany)
Hans Lauth, Jenoptik GmbH (Germany)
Peter Weisbrodt, Jenoptik GmbH (Germany)
Reinhard Wolf, Ingenieurhochschule Mittweida (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1782:
Thin Films for Optical Systems

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