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Investigation and modelling of laser-damage properties of Fabry-Perot filters
Author(s): A. McInnes
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Paper Abstract

The electric field distribution within a fabry-perot etalon is readily variable by changing the angle of incidence or the thickness of the etalon. The laser damage threshold (LDT) of Fabry-Perot etalons was measured as a function of electric field distribution, monitored through the transmittance. Two types of etalon were used - thin film Fabry-Perot devices with high finesse were investigated at 1.064µm, and a simple dielectric slab etalon (Germanium) was investigated at 10.6µm.

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Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1438, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989, 14381A (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294455
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A. McInnes, Pilkington Optronics (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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