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Structural modification of D20/H2O-dosed CaF2 optical thin films
Author(s): J. B. Franck
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Paper Abstract

Unusual behavior has been reported for D20/H20-dosed CaF2 optical thin films. This behavior includes resistance to laser-induced damage at 2.7-µm radiation, improved damage morphology, and reduced optical absorption in the water band for even 1-120-dosed CaF2 optical thin films. Analysis of the films strongly suggests that the modification of film properties is not the result of inclusion of the D20/1420 into the film matrix or chemical contamination. Rather, the act of dosing has modified the structural properties of the films, thus producing the effects observed.

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Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 1438, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989, 14381D (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294458
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J. B. Franck, Naval Weapons Ctr. (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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