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Fabrication Techniques For High Power Laser Optics
Author(s): David R. Olson; John R. Kurdock; Ronald R. Rigby
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews optical fabrication and measurement techniques for the manufacture of high-energy laser optics. The discussion of fabrication techniques includes continuous polishing of flat surfaces, controlled grinding, and fabrication procedures developed for low absorption metal mirrors and window materials. Characterization techniques of absorption calorimetry, fringes of equal chromatic order, and total integrated scatter are described along with corresponding measurement data.

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Date Published: 10 February 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0061, Optical Methods in Energy Conversion, (10 February 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954426
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David R. Olson, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
John R. Kurdock, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Ronald R. Rigby, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0061:
Optical Methods in Energy Conversion
M. J. Lubin, Editor(s)

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