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Damage measurements on optical materials for use in high-peak-power lasers
Author(s): F. Rainer
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Paper Abstract

Recently, we have expanded our efforts to develop state-of-the-art optical compo- nents for use in large-scale, high-peak-power, solid state lasers. Laser-induced damage to many of these components sets critical constraints on construction costs and limits the peak powers attainable in current and proposed devices. Increasing the damage threshold when- ever possible by improving materials fabrication technology is therefore the ultimate goal of our work. The optical components and technological developments we are investigating are:

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1438, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989, 143808 (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294417
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F. Rainer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


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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