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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3812–3814

Reducing the danger of flare images in laser focusing objectives

G. L. Rogers and D. Francis  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 3812-3814 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003812


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Abstract

In an earlier publication [ J. Appl. Phys. 36, 2598 ( 1965)] attention was drawn to the danger of a flare image, found in or near the material of the objective, causing failure when a pulse of energy is passed through the lens. At the time no details were given of the basic problem of avoiding flare images or designs to achieve this effect as the studies were confidential to a commercial organization. G. & E. Bradley, Ltd., have now authorized publication, and since the subject still attracts some attention, the basic principles are illustrated with a particular design. While antireflection coatings are still advisable, design of a flare-free or flare-reduced objective will reduce the stringent specifications otherwise required, and the effects of coating failures are much reduced.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 2, 1978
Published: December 1, 1978

Citation
G. L. Rogers and D. Francis, "Reducing the danger of flare images in laser focusing objectives," Appl. Opt. 17, 3812-3814 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-23-3812

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