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Automated damage testing facility for excimer laser optics
Author(s): K. Mann
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Paper Abstract

A set-up for automated measurement of damage thresholds on UV optical components is presented, being part of the EUREKA program "High Power Excimer Lasers". It includes on-line monitoring of probe beam parameters as well as sample condition, using digital image processing techniques for both laser beam profiling and high sensitivity damage detection. The latter is performed with a video microscopy system by pixel-to-pixel comparison of the video frames taken before and after the test laser pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1438, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989, 143805 (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294414
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K. Mann, Laser-Lab. Göttingen e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1438:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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