A number of commercially available optical coatings, both antireflective and high reflective, have been tested for their laser-induced damage threshold, involving a total of eight different laboratories. The results obtained and the experimental methods used at these laboratories were discussed among the participants in this round robin at a minisymposium held at Balzers, Liechtenstein, 9–10 Dec. 1982. A final report of the round robin and a summary of the conclusions drawn at that symposium are presented.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 21, 1984
Published: November 1, 1984
K. H. Guenther, T. W. Humpherys, J. Balmer, J. R. Bettis, E. Casparis, J. Ebert, M. Eichner, A. H. Guenther, E. Kiesel, R. Kuehnel, D. Milam, W. Ryseck, S. C. Seitel, A. F. Stewart, H. Weber, H. P. Weber, G. R. Wirtenson, and R. M. Wood, "1.06-μm laser damage of thin film optical coatings: a round-robin experiment involving various pulse lengths and beam diameters," Appl. Opt. 23, 3743-3752 (1984)