Accession Number:

ADA106548

Title:

Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1980.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

486.0

Abstract:

The Symposium was divided into sessions concerning Materials and Measurements, Mirrors and Surfaces, Thin Films, and finally Fundamental Mechanisms. The emphasis of the papers presented at the Symposium was directed toward new frontiers and new developments. Particular emphasis was given to materials for high power systems. The wavelength range of prime interest was from 10.6 microns 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 was discussed in detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE