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Protected silver coatings for flashlamp-pumped Nd:glass amplifiers
Author(s): Norman L. Thomas; Alvin C. Erlandson; Joseph C. Farmer; Hugh Gregg; Christopher D. Marshall; Wigbert J. Siekhaus; Jesse D. Wolfe; David Fix; David Ahre
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Paper Abstract

A durable protected silver coating was designed and fabricated for possible use on flashlamp reflectors in the National Ignition Facility to avoid tarnishing under corrosive conditions and intense visible light. This coating provides a valuable alternative for mirror coatings where high reflectance and durability are important requirements. This paper describes a protected silver coating having high reflectance from 400 nm to 10,000 nm. The specular reflectance is between 95 percent and 98 percent in the visible region and 98 percent or better in the IR region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344462
Show Author Affiliations
Norman L. Thomas, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Alvin C. Erlandson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph C. Farmer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Hugh Gregg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher D. Marshall, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Wigbert J. Siekhaus, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jesse D. Wolfe, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David Fix, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David Ahre, 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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