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    The Effect of Layer Thickness Errors in the Design of Coatings with Reduced Electric Field Intensity

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    Many papers have been written on the design of laser-damage-resistant high reflectors. Usually, reduction in the peak electric-field intensity in the outermost layers of a multilayer stack is studied.

    In this work, the effect of random and systematic errors in the quarter-wave stack below the enhanced layers is investigated. Also, optical monitoring errors in the optimized layers and their relation to the standing-wave electric field through the multilayer stack are discussed.


    electric field distribution, film thickness error, laser damage, multilayer films

    Author Information:

    Keller, GL
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18586S