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  • Vol. 78, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 377–382

Passive thin-film optical shutters for protecting image detectors from being blinded

V. V. Chesnokov, D. V. Chesnokov, and V. B. Shlishevskiĭ  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 78, Issue 6, pp. 377-382 (2011)

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This paper discusses the results of an investigation of the possibility of protecting optical observation facilities from damage by pulsed laser irradiation by using passive optical shutters with a response time no greater than 1 ns. The shutter’s active element is a thin metallic mirror film located at the intermediate focal plane of the system and locally evaporated at the instant of irradiation.

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Original Manuscript: November 29, 2010
Published: July 14, 2011

V. V. Chesnokov, D. V. Chesnokov, and V. B. Shlishevskiĭ, "Passive thin-film optical shutters for protecting image detectors from being blinded," J. Opt. Technol. 78, 377-382 (2011)

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