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.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2005
Published: June 10, 2005
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)