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Identification and measurement of changes in the properties of molecular-contamination-related laser induced damage to fused silica
Author(s): John S. Canham
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Paper Abstract

A series of laser optics damaged in the presence of molecular contaminants were analyzed. The properties of the base fused silica was determined to undergo changes with lifetimes of greater than two months. The magnitude of the changes is significantly greater than predicted as the maximum limit for this type of change. The changes in the fused silica provide significant insight into the behavior of silica in high intensity laser optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5647, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004, (21 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.585087
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John S. Canham, Swales Aerospace Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5647:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Norbert Kaiser; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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