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Specification And Testing Facilities For Optical Components Used In A High Average Power Visible Laser System
Author(s): John R. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Optical component specifications for high average power laser systems must address performance, efficiency, maintainability, and reliability. The requirements for high performance optics goes beyond conventional methods of specification. Methods of specification for this application are discussed in addition to several areas that need attention within the optics community. The specifications must be based upon the available methods of testing. The ability to test the optical components is crucial to both successful manufacturing and system operation. This means that both the manufacturer and user must have testing capability. For large system applications, the test facility must be designed to meet the demand of a high volume of optics as well as measurement precision. The facility for testing these parts is described for an application requiring thousands of optical components. This test capability is also an important part of system design and development when the performance of high performance optics can be defined and incorporated during planning for a large facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1989
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1047, Mirrors and Windows for High Power/High Energy Laser Systems, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951367
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John R. Taylor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1047:
Mirrors and Windows for High Power/High Energy Laser Systems
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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