SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1985

The Effect of Surface Finish on the Laser-induced Damage Thresholds of Gold-coated Copper Mirrors


Gold-coated copper mirrors with both diamond-turned and conventionally polished substrates have been evaluated in terms of their laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDT) at 10.6 μm. A detailed study of the surface finish on each component has revealed that a log-inverse log relationship exists between LIDT and substrate preparation.

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Wood, RM
Waite, P
Sharma, SK
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Developed by Committee: F01
Pages: 157–163
DOI: 10.1520/STP28968S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4956-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0930-8