STP954: A Low Loss, High Power Variable Laser Attenuator

    Foltyn, SR
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Griggs, JE
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Jolin, LJ
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Roberts, JH
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Keaton, D
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    The need for improved means of beam attenuation in uv optical damage experiments has led to the development of a new reflective attenuator using conventional multilayer dielectric optics. The device has low insertion loss even for unpolarized beams, high damage resistance, continuously variable attenuation, and a large clear aperture. Also discussed is a transmissive version of this device which uses standard reflectors or edge filters. Either version lends itself well to computer automation.

    Keywords:

    angle tuning, excimer lasers, laser attenuation, optical interference filters


    Paper ID: STP23111S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.19

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23111S


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