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Mechanisms Of Laser Damage To Optical Components
Author(s): Michael Bass
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Paper Abstract

A description is presented of the degradations in optical performance which result when optical components are exposed to intense CW or pulse laser beams. The intensities which cause either catastrophic or non catastrophic failure are discussed. Finally, some remedies to minimize performance degradation and maximize component life are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1978
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0121, Optics in Adverse Environments I, (20 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.955754
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Michael Bass, University of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0121:
Optics in Adverse Environments I
Enrique Bernal G.; Harry V. Winsor, Editor(s)

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