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Damage Resistance Of Coated Optics For Pulsed, CO[sub]2 [/sub]Lasers
Author(s): Brian E. Newnam
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Paper Abstract

The influence of various factors on the damage threshold of coated optical components used in high-power, pulsed CO2 lasers is reviewed. The factors considered are substrate roughness and polishing defects, coating defects, linear absorption, deposition parameters, standing-wave electric fields, pulsewidth dependence, multiple-shot conditioning, and optical performance. Experimental results of many researchers are used to illustrate the discussions.

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Date Published: 26 September 1978
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0140, Optical Coatings: Applications and Utilization II, (26 September 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956269
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Brian E. Newnam, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0140:
Optical Coatings: Applications and Utilization II
Gary W. DeBell; Douglas H. Harrison, Editor(s)

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