Accession Number : AD0450188


Title :   RESEARCH INTO THE CAUSES OF LASER DAMAGE TO OPTICAL COMPONENTS.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Mar -31 May 64,


Corporate Author : PERKIN-ELMER CORP NORWALK CT


Personal Author(s) : Steinberg, G N ; Atwood, J G ; Dueker, G W ; Lee, P H ; Ward, S A


Report Date : 13 Aug 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : Instruments and techniques are described by which a known and controllable Q-switched laser illumination level was obtained. This light was then used for determining the damage threshold of specially prepared dielectric mirrors, and for creating internal damage in optical glass. Presentation is made of the data obtained from experiments using the capabilities described above. The nature of the data obtained, both on the damage to dielectric mirrors and within the volume of glass, indicate that new theories are now needed to account for the damage phenomena observed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LASERS , *OPTICAL GLASS , LIGHT , DAMAGE , ILLUMINATION , MIRRORS , DIELECTRICS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , SURFACES , DIELECTRIC FILMS , TABLES(DATA) , SOLID STATE PHYSICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE