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Examination of laser conditioning using atomic-force microscopy
Author(s): Aleta A. Tesar; Mehdi Balooch; Robert J. Tench; Christopher J. Stolz; Timothy G. Sarginson; Wigbert J. Siekhaus
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Paper Abstract

The modification of an optical coating surface with laser exposure at fluences below the damage threshold resulted in localized minimization of asperities. Topological changes with time were mapped using an atomic force microscope. It is suggested that charge accumulation on the dielectric coating drives the surface morphology to higher uniformity.

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Date Published: 29 July 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1624, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1991, (29 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60121
Show Author Affiliations
Aleta A. Tesar, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mehdi Balooch, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robert J. Tench, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher J. Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Timothy G. Sarginson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Wigbert J. Siekhaus, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1624:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1991
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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