STP759

    Laser-Induced Damage in Antireflection Coatings for LiNbO3 Crystals

    Published: Oct 1981


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    Abstract

    Substrate preparation before coating and coating cleanliness are the dominant factors affecting laser-induced damage to antireflection-coated LiNbO3. Careful control of these factors resulted in an order-of-magnitude improvement in the laser-induced damage threshold.

    Keywords:

    Antireflection coatings, coating damage, laser damage, L1NbO, 3, coatings, surface damage, Q-Switch


    Author Information:

    Soileau, MJ
    North Texas State University, Denton, TX


    Paper ID: STP37021S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37021S


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