Accession Number:

ADA055498

Title:

Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1977.

Descriptive Note:

Special publication,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

562.0

Abstract:

The Ninth Annual Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers was divided into sessions concerning Laser Windows and Materials, Mirrors and Surfaces, Thin Films, Laser Glass and Glass Lasers, and Fundamental Mechanisms. Particular emphasis was given to materials for use from 10.6 micrometers to the UV region. Highlights included surface characterization, thin film-substrate boundaries, and advances in fundamental laser-matter threshold interactions and mechanisms. The scaling of damage thresholds with pulse duration, focal area, and wavelength were also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE