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Optical materials and films applied in industrial lasers
Author(s): Peng Zhang; Shengyong Liu
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Paper Abstract

Optical materials and films are often used in industrial lasers. Most of industrial lasers work at visible spectrum and near-infrared spectrum. Only CO2 laser works at far- infrared region (10.6 micrometers ). The optical materials and films are categorized in this article, and the properties of the materials and films are related. From visible to infrared spectrum, many optical materials can be used: K9 glass, fused silica, germanium, gallium arsenide, zinc selenide, silicon, copper, and so on. Optical films for lasers include reflection coating, antireflection coating, edge filter, VRM (variable reflectance mirror) coating and polarizer. The characteristic and application of them will be introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3862, 1999 International Conference on Industrial Lasers, (8 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361138
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Zhang, North China Research Institute of Electro-optics (China)
Shengyong Liu, North China Research Institute of Electro-optics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3862:
1999 International Conference on Industrial Lasers

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