Accession Number:

ADA059226

Title:

Fluoride Crystals for High Peak Power Laser Window Coatings.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 17 Feb-30 Nov 77,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CRYSTAL PHYSICS AND OPTICAL ELECTRONICS LAB

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The development of high power lasers operating in the infrared has generated a need for improved window coating materials. Absorption at the laser wavelengths must be as low as possible to minimize heating and concomitant damage. Residual impurities in optical materials give rise to absorption bands and also raise the nonspecific infrared absorption above the intrinsic level.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE