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Calculation of relative damage thresholds for coated or contaminated total internal reflection surfaces
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an explicit derivation of relative damage threshold for entrance, exit and total internal reflection (TIR) surfaces where the TIR surface is either coated or contaminated. The derivation follows the same arguments as presented in earlier works which dealt with an uncoated or clean TIR surface.

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Date Published: 9 April 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461699
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4679:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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