Accession Number:

ADA012377

Title:

Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1974.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

These proceedings report in detail the formal papers presented at the 6th Annual Symposium on Laser Damage in Optical Materials held at the National Bureau of Standards, Boulder, Colorado on May 22 and 23, 1974. The major topics covered were damage at dielectric surfaces, damage due to self-focusing, damage to dielectric coatings, and damage to mirrors and windows in the infrared, as well as theoretical and laser system studies and the reporting of fundamental properties important in the damage process. Furthermore, several papers dealing with improved diagnostic techniques were heard. Because of the growing importance and acceptance of machined components in high power laser systems, a workshop on the machining of optics also was held. Nine papers on various facets of the topic were presented dealing with machining procedures, surface characterization of machined elements, coating of machined components and the polishing and damage resistance of polished, coated, and bare machined metal reflectors.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE