SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Expanded Damage Test Facilities at LLNL


We are completing a thorough expansion of the laser-induced damage-test capabilities at LLNL which allow us to conduct tests under a variety of parameter conditions. We have nine different laser systems which cover the following parameter space:

LaserWavelength (nm)Max. PRF (Hz)Duration (ns)Peak Fluence (J/cm2)
Reptile 11064301065
Reptile 2/4532, 266101040, 25
Reptile 3355101040
Chameleon 31064, 532, 355, 266103> 50
Chameleon 101064, 532, 355, 2661010> 50
Raster Blaster106417.8860
Variable Pulse Laser (VPL)1064Single shot1–100> 70
Felix350, 2481002030

We describe details of the physical configurations of the individual systems, laser and sample diagnostics, and general testing procedures and capabilities. Damage test results are presented in a companion paper at this conference — “Laser Damage Database at 1064 nm”.

Author Information

Morgan, AJ
Rainer, F
De Marco, FP
Gonzales, RP
Kozlowski, MR
Staggs, MC
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Developed by Committee: E13
Pages: 47–57
DOI: 10.1520/STP26474S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5157-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4478-1