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Window And Mirror Materials For Use At 10.6 Micron
Author(s): S. K. Sharma; P. Waite; R. M. Wood
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Paper Abstract

The most common laser window and mirror materials for use at 10.6 µm will be discussed and compared. Metal mirros have been shown to yield high reflectance and high damage thresholds. Dielectrically coated mirrors yield ultra-high reflectances but lower damage thresholds due to coating defects. The window operational characteristics depend both on the coating and on the window substrate material. The range of available 10.6 μm transmitting substrates will be discussed, their parameters analysed and their operational faults highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934354
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S. K. Sharma, The General Electric Company, p.l.c. (England)
P. Waite, The General Electric Company, p.l.c. (England)
R. M. Wood, The General Electric Company, p.l.c. (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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