STP1028: Effect of Cleaning on the Optical Absorption of Calcium Fluoride and Fused Silica at 351 nm

    Gallant, DJ
    Rockwell International, KAFB, New Mexico

    Law, M
    Rockwell International, KAFB, New Mexico

    Pond, B
    Rockwell International, KAFB, New Mexico

    Pages: 9    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    Optical absorption values of uncoated calcium fluoride and fused silica substrates were measured at 351 nm using the 3-slope laser calorimetry technique. In addition, various substrate cleaning techniques were tried in order to lower the absorption, and to assess the contribution of surface contaminants to the total absorption.

    Keywords:

    Calcium fluoride, cleaning, fused silica, laser calorimetry, optical absorption


    Paper ID: STP18547S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18547S


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