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AFM-characterization of defects in ultralow absorbing coatings for high-power CO2-laser optics
Author(s): Manfred R. Berger; Martina Chmelir; Herman E. Reedy
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Paper Abstract

Industrial high power CO2-laser manufacturers strive for the utmost in reliability of their lasers. Since physics is limiting the intrinsic absorption values of optics it is most important to focus on the surface absorption mechanisms which are not yet well understood. AFM techniques are suitable for further investigation into surface related absorption phenomena.

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Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144603
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Manfred R. Berger, Laser Optik Technologie GmbH (Germany)
Martina Chmelir, Laser Optik Technologie GmbH (Germany)
Herman E. Reedy, II-VI, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Costas Fotakis; Costas Kalpouzos; Theodore G. Papazoglou, Editor(s)

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