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Large-area laser coatings made by energetic reactive processes
Author(s): Walter T. Pawlewicz
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the benefits of energetic reactive coating are first briefly introduced. Detailed performance improvement data are supplied for durability, absorption, scatter and mechanical stress. Pictures of the 2-m chambers are presented, an example of a large laser optic is shown, and technical details peculiar to large-area coating are discussed. Finally, laser damage data available to date are discussed, and the challenges of high laser damage resistance over large areas are outlined as a guide to future work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180879
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Walter T. Pawlewicz, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2114:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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