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Development of practical damage mapping and inspection systems
Author(s): Frank Rainer; Richard K. Dickson; Richard T. Jennings; James F. Kimmons; Stephen M. Maricle; Ron P. Mouser; Sheldon Schwartz; Carolyn L. Weinzapfel
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Paper Abstract

We have developed and are continuing to refine semi- automated technology for the detection and inspection of surface and bulk defects and damage in large laser optics. Different manifestations of the DAMOCLES system provide an effective and economical means of being able to detect, map and characterize surface and bulk defects which may become precursors of massive damage in optics when subjected to high-fluence laser irradiation. Subsequent morphology and evolution of damage due to laser irradiation can be tracked efficiently. The strength of the Damocles system is that it allows for immediate visual observation of defects in an entire optic, which can range up to 1-meter dimensions, while also being able to provide digital map and magnified images of the defects with resolutions better than 5 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354169
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Frank Rainer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard K. Dickson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard T. Jennings, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
James F. Kimmons, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen M. Maricle, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ron P. Mouser, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sheldon Schwartz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Carolyn L. Weinzapfel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3492:
Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion
W. Howard Lowdermilk, Editor(s)

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