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    Glass Laser Materials Testing at Naval Research Laboratory

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    Active laser tests have been performed on Owens-Illinois and French neodymium laser glass using a CGE VD320 glass laser. Both the damage characteristics and the laser properties were studied. The Owens-Illinois glass damaged internally at levels between 16 and 24 J/cm2 while the CGE glass exhibited no damage at these levels. The induced emission cross sections and losses were also measured for these glasses.


    lasers, glass, damage, optical properties, testing, evaluation

    Author Information:

    McMahon, John M.
    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.,

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48618S