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Growth mechanisms for laser induced contamination on space optics in vacuum
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated the growth mechanisms for laser induced contamination of space optics in vacuum, particularly during the early stages of the deposit formation. Experiments have been performed in vacuum to study the influence of the environmental conditions and the condition of the optical surface, using a variety of physical and chemical techniques. In particular, different methods of conditioning the surface prior to irradiation and cleaning the surface after irradiation have been tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7132, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2008, 71321L (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804423
Show Author Affiliations
Adrian P. Tighe, ESA ESTEC (Netherlands)
Federico Pettazzi, ESA ESTEC (Netherlands)
Jorge Alves, ESA ESTEC (Netherlands)
Denny Wernham, ESA ESTEC (Netherlands)
W. Riede, Institut für Technische Physik, DLR (Germany)
H. Schroeder, Institut für Technische Physik, DLR (Germany)
P. Allenspacher, Institut für Technische Physik, DLR (Germany)
H. Kheyrandish, CSMA/MATS (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7132:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2008
Gregory J. Exarhos; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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