Abstract

The laser-induced damage threshold of a series of high-power laser coatings fabricated by Balzers has been measured with a 1.064-μm Nd:YAG Q-switched laser pulse at GEC Research Laboratories, Hirst Research Centre. The results are reported elsewhere [ K. H. Guenther et al., Appl. Opt. 23, 3743 ( 1984)]. This paper outlines the design of the laser and the particular experimental procedures undertaken with this series of tests.

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  1. A. Guenther et al., “1.06 μm Laser Damage of Thin Film Optical Coatings—a Round-Robin Experiment Involving Various Pulse Lengths and Beam Diameters,” Appl. Opt. 23, 3743 (1984).
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  2. R. M. Wood, “Characterisation of Pulsed Laser Energy and Power,” GEC J. Sci. Technol. 44, 3 (1978).
  3. R. M. Wood, R. T. Taylor, R. L. Rouse, “Laser Damage in Optical Materials at 1.06 μm,” Opt. Laser Technol. 8, 105 (June1975).
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1984 (1)

1978 (1)

R. M. Wood, “Characterisation of Pulsed Laser Energy and Power,” GEC J. Sci. Technol. 44, 3 (1978).

1975 (1)

R. M. Wood, R. T. Taylor, R. L. Rouse, “Laser Damage in Optical Materials at 1.06 μm,” Opt. Laser Technol. 8, 105 (June1975).
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Guenther, A.

Rouse, R. L.

R. M. Wood, R. T. Taylor, R. L. Rouse, “Laser Damage in Optical Materials at 1.06 μm,” Opt. Laser Technol. 8, 105 (June1975).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, R. T.

R. M. Wood, R. T. Taylor, R. L. Rouse, “Laser Damage in Optical Materials at 1.06 μm,” Opt. Laser Technol. 8, 105 (June1975).
[CrossRef]

Wood, R. M.

R. M. Wood, “Characterisation of Pulsed Laser Energy and Power,” GEC J. Sci. Technol. 44, 3 (1978).

R. M. Wood, R. T. Taylor, R. L. Rouse, “Laser Damage in Optical Materials at 1.06 μm,” Opt. Laser Technol. 8, 105 (June1975).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

GEC J. Sci. Technol. (1)

R. M. Wood, “Characterisation of Pulsed Laser Energy and Power,” GEC J. Sci. Technol. 44, 3 (1978).

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

R. M. Wood, R. T. Taylor, R. L. Rouse, “Laser Damage in Optical Materials at 1.06 μm,” Opt. Laser Technol. 8, 105 (June1975).
[CrossRef]

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Laser and test bench schematic.

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Laser beam spatial profile (unfocused beam).

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Laser beam spatial profile (focused).

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Laser beam temporal profile.

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