Improved laser damage threshold performance of calcium fluoride optical surfaces via Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) processing

@inproceedings{Kirkpatrick2015ImprovedLD,
  title={Improved laser damage threshold performance of calcium fluoride optical surfaces via Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) processing},
  author={S. R. Kirkpatrick and M. J. Walsh and Richard C. Svrluga and M. Thomas},
  booktitle={SPIE Laser Damage},
  year={2015}
}
  • S. R. Kirkpatrick, M. J. Walsh, +1 author M. Thomas
  • Published in SPIE Laser Damage 2015
  • Materials Science, Engineering
  • Optics are not keeping up with the pace of laser advancements. The laser industry is rapidly increasing its power capabilities and reducing wavelengths which have exposed the optics as a weak link in lifetime failures for these advanced systems. Nanometer sized surface defects (scratches, pits, bumps and residual particles) on the surface of optics are a significant limiting factor to high end performance. Angstrom level smoothing of materials such as calcium fluoride, spinel, magnesium… CONTINUE READING
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