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Status of the LMJ program in France: effect of increased damage resistant coatings on megajoule-class laser performances (Abstract Only)
Author(s): Michel L. Andre
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Paper Abstract

The performance of high-power and high-energy solid state lasers have been, since the very beginning, limited by laser damage on optics and particular antireflection and mirror coatings. In 1972 damage threshold of 1 to 2 J/cm2 at 1 nanosecond were usual numbers; in 1986 with high-energy lasers like Nova at LLNL and Phebus at CEA, pick powers reached 6 to 8 J/cm2 and now, for new projects like NIF in the US and LMJ in France, the goal is in the range of 20 to 25 J/cm2.

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Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344451
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Michel L. Andre, CEA-Ctr. d'Etudes de Bruyeres-Le-Chatel (France)

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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