0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Proceedings Article

Quality of optical components and systems for laser applications

[+] Author Affiliations
Rainer G. Schuhmann

Spindler & Hoyer GmbH (Germany)

Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, 672 (April 7, 1999); doi:10.1117/12.344430
Text Size: A A A
From Conference Volume 3578

  • Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998
  • Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau
  • Boulder, CO | September 28, 1998

abstract

The requirements for optical components and systems which are used for laser applications are different and normally stronger compared to standard applications. First of all, the quality is determined by the optical design of components and systems are used for different applications from DUV to NIR. Furthermore, especially in high power systems the properties of the optical elements limit their general use and their life time. For the industrial fabrication of optics in large quantities special production procedure and additional measurements for the characterization of the quality have to be performed. As is well known, the short term as well as the long term stability is limited by the material, the polishing quality and the coating. Therefore toady new standards for specification and testing of absorption, scattering and laser damage are applied in the industrial fabrication. Standardized laser components and typical data of surface quality and damage threshold will be discussed.

© (1999) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Rainer G. Schuhmann
"Quality of optical components and systems for laser applications", Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, 672 (April 7, 1999); doi:10.1117/12.344430; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.344430


Access This Article
Sign In to Access Full Content
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
 

Figures

Tables

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement


Buy this article ($18 for members, $25 for non-members).
Sign In