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The Potential Of Diamond As A Very High Average Power Transmitting Optical Material
Author(s): Sidney Singer
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Paper Abstract

Optics are an integral part of lasers, whose size and power output have grown greatly in the last several decades. As the power levels grow, the need for compatible high-power optical materials has also grown. Laser designers know that the limits on intracavity and extracted power are set by the damage to the laser optics rather than by what can be generated in the laser medium. The limits on laser power imposed by materials properties and their processing apply to high peak and average power systems and to reflecting and transmitting optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0969, Diamond Optics, (17 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948167
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Sidney Singer, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0969:
Diamond Optics
Albert Feldman; Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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