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Damage Susceptibility Of Ring Laser Gyro Class Optics
Author(s): W. Kent Stowell; Robert M. Silva; Fred D. Orazio Jr.
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Paper Abstract

The surface quality of optics used in an extremely sensitive laser instrument, such as a Ring Laser Gyro (RLG), is critical. Experimental evidence is presented on the damage to this class of optics that results from typical processing and handling. Also presented is a possible solution to this problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0384, Generation, Measurement and Control of Stray Radiation III, (4 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934944
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W. Kent Stowell, AFWAL/AADO-2 (United States)
Robert M. Silva, VTI, Inc. (United States)
Fred D. Orazio Jr., VTI, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0384:
Generation, Measurement and Control of Stray Radiation III
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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