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Perfluorinated polymer films with extraordinary UV-laser damage resistance
Author(s): Semyon Papernov; D. Zaksas; Ansgar W. Schmid
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Paper Abstract

UV damage thresholds are reported together with other optical characterization results for perfluorinated, frame-supported, micron-thickness polymer membranes. These thresholds are among the highest for any material ever measured in the UV. Transmitted wavefront uniformity for pellicles up to 30 cm in clear aperture approaches the wavefront-error-detection limits of state-of-the-art interferometers. Owing to benign fabrication procedures, these foils are highly defect free and lack the birefringence characteristics typical of extruded polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3244, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1997, (20 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307017
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Semyon Papernov, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
D. Zaksas, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ansgar W. Schmid, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3244:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1997
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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