Damage of Optical Elements

  • Walter Koechner
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 1)

Abstract

Optically induced damage to the laser material and to components of the system generally determine the limit of useful performance of high-power solid-state lasers. Therefore, an understanding of the mechanisms which cause radiation damage to optical components, and a knowledge of the damage threshold of the materials employed in a laser, are of great importance to the engineer who is designing a laser system.

Keywords

Clay Quartz Dust Lithium Platinum 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fibertek, Inc.HerndonUSA

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