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Calculation of relative damage thresholds for total internal reflection surfaces
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This paper presents an explicit derivation of relative damage threshold for entrance, exit and total internal reflection (TIR) surfaces. This rederivation presented in this paper is necessary, since the literature due to Crisp is in disagreement over the results for TIR surfaces. As it was not clear which reference is the correct calculation, a careful and explicit revisitation is required to adjudicate between the two works. Specifically, reference 2 (Crisp 1973), gives as equation (8) the ratio of entrance face to s to p polarization thresholds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4347, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2000, (12 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425065
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4347:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2000
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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