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Processes for the elimination of fogging on KDP crystals prior to and during use in laser systems
Author(s): Ian M. Thomas; Mark R. Kozlowski; Gary J. Edwards; Kenneth A. Stanion; Baruch A. Fuchs
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Paper Abstract

The rate of surface fogging on KDP crystals has been associated with several parameters in the diamond turning and subsequent cleaning process. Fogging can also occur during use because of environmental degradation. We have determined that reaction of the KDP surfaces with additives in the diamond turning oil has been a major factor in fogging and have found a replacement oil that eliminates this effect. We have also developed an antireflective silicone- sol coating that also reduces surface environmental deterioration during use by a factor of four.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1624, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1991, (29 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60130
Show Author Affiliations
Ian M. Thomas, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark R. Kozlowski, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gary J. Edwards, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kenneth A. Stanion, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Baruch A. Fuchs, 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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