STP954: Single Pulse Laser Induced Damage in IR Coatings at 10.6 μm

    Deng, H
    University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California

    Bass, M
    University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California

    Koumvakalis, N
    University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    Results on single pulse laser damage to several reflective and anti-reflective coatings designed for use at 10.6 μm are reported. Samples from two different manufacturers were studied. Nomarski microscopy and TV vidicon detection were used for the characterization of the samples before and after damage. Suggestions about the future use of an improved TV system for the detection of scattering centers in the visible are made.

    Keywords:

    damage thresholds, electric field, micrographs, reflective coatings, scattering centers, substrate


    Paper ID: STP23138S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E13.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23138S


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