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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1880–1885

Optical coating design with reduced electric field intensity

Joseph H. Apfel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 1880-1885 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.16.001880


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Abstract

Equations and tables are provided for designing high reflectors with reduced peak electric field intensity. This approach should enhance the laser damage threshold for reflectors in which the damage is correlated with peak electric field intensity in one of the two coating materials.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 27, 1976
Published: July 1, 1977

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Joseph H. Apfel, "Optical coating design with reduced electric field intensity," Appl. Opt. 16, 1880-1885 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-16-7-1880


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