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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2005
  • pp: 3527–3531

Laser damage testing of small optics for the National Ignition Facility

Robert Chow, Mike Runkel, and John R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 17, pp. 3527-3531 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.003527


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Abstract

A damage test procedure was established for optical components that have large incident beam footprints. The procedure was applied on coated samples for a high-powered 1053-nm, 3-ns pulse-length laser system.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2005
Published: June 10, 2005

Citation
Robert Chow, Mike Runkel, and John R. Taylor, "Laser damage testing of small optics for the National Ignition Facility," Appl. Opt. 44, 3527-3531 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-17-3527


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