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Laser damage measurements on optics: from small to large beams, from samples to large aperture components
Author(s): Laurent Lamaignere; Marc Loiseau; Roger Courchinoux; Gerard Raze; Caroline Sudre; Michel A. Josse; Thierry Donval; Herve Bercegol
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Paper Abstract

The functional lifetime of large aperture optical components used in high power lasers, like LIL and LMJ facilities, is mainly determined by laser damage measurements. We present experimental procedures and statistical analysis, made on small samples with mm-size beams, to determine damage densities and damage growth laws. The tests and analysis are compared to other results obtained with larger beams (few cm2) on large aperture components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5478, Laser Optics 2003: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558520
Show Author Affiliations
Laurent Lamaignere, CEA-CESTA (France)
Marc Loiseau, CEA-CESTA (France)
Roger Courchinoux, CEA-CESTA (France)
Gerard Raze, CEA-CESTA (France)
Caroline Sudre, CEA-CESTA (France)
Michel A. Josse, CEA-CESTA (France)
Thierry Donval, CEA-CESTA (France)
Herve Bercegol, CEA-CESTA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5478:
Laser Optics 2003: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion
Vladimir I. Ustugov, Editor(s)

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