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Laser-induced damage measurement: problems of scaling
Author(s): R. M. Wood
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Paper Abstract

Laser Induced damage threshold measurements have been made over the last 30 years. However it is still not easy to predict the LIDTs ofmaterials and components from measurements made at different wavelengths, spot sizes and pulse lengths. In practice this leads to unwanted damage, overspecified components and/or under utilised capacity. In certain circumstances this can also lead to safety hazards. This paper will summarise the understanding gained from the research done over the years. It will emphasise that it is necessary to ascertain the mechanisms leading to damage before scaling can be applied. Suggestions as to the direction of thture research will be made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344460
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R. M. Wood, COSOLAS, Ltd. (United Kingdom)


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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