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Thermal optical numerical analysis anchored to high-energy laser optical testing
Author(s): Burton D. O'Neil; Vance A. Hedin; Carol E. Hines; Jim J. McNally; Gerald B. Charlton; Robert Heimlich
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Paper Abstract

Thermal optical software has been written and used to reduce surface temperature and optical transmission thermal distortion interferometry data. A high reflectance mirror on a fused silica substrate was irradiated by a high intensity laser beam at 1.3 micrometers . Surface temperature and optical transmission data that anchor the software are presented in this paper. In addition, a novel method of computing the optical transfer function from the interferometer data is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180940
Show Author Affiliations
Burton D. O'Neil, Logicon R&D Associates (United States)
Vance A. Hedin, Logicon R&D Associates (United States)
Carol E. Hines, Logicon R&D Associates (United States)
Jim J. McNally, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Gerald B. Charlton, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Robert Heimlich, Air Force Phillips Lab. (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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