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Current 3-omega large optic test procedures and data analysis for the quality assurance of National Ignition Facility optics
Author(s): Sheldon Schwartz; Michael D. Feit; Mark R. Kozlowski; Ron P. Mouser
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Paper Abstract

A reliable metric is required to describe the damage resistance of large aperture 3(omega) transmissive optics for the NIF laser. The trend from single site testing to the more statistically valid Gaussian scanning test requires a well modeled experimental procedure, accurate monitoring of the test parameters, and careful interpretation of the resulting volumes of data. The methods described here provide reliable quality assurance data, as well as intrinsic damage concentration information used to predict the performance expected under use conditions. This paper describe the equipment, test procedure, and data analysis used to evaluate large aperture 3(omega) optics for the NIF laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344417
Show Author Affiliations
Sheldon Schwartz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Feit, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark R. Kozlowski, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ron P. Mouser, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3578:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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