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Invited Paper Laser-Induced Damage To Optical Elements In Materials Processing Systems
Author(s): Karl H. Guenther
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Paper Abstract

In laser materials processing systems, power densities or fluences may reach levels which can endanger optical elements located in the beam path. In this paper, laser-induced damage to optical elements is reviewed in a general sense without reference to specific wavelengths or modes of operation. Emphasis is put on the distinction of functional vs. catastrophic laser damage, and on laser damage test procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941242
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Karl H. Guenther, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0801:
High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics
Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz; A. Quenzer; Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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