28 July 1997 Deuterium-fluoride uncooled optics at HELSTF
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Traditionally, high-energy lasers have used optics which have been actively cooled, primarily with temperature-conditioned, deionized water. The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) has successfully developed Very Low Absorptance (VLA) coatings for optics for Hydrogen-Fluoride (HF) lasers. These coatings have produced the next generation in high energy optics: uncooled optics. This paper addresses the successful transfer of this technology to Deuterium-Fluoride (DF) lasers. Both analytical predictions and experimental results are presented.
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Antonio R. Marrujo, Antonio R. Marrujo, Christopher Lieto, Christopher Lieto, Patrick J. Pomphrey, Patrick J. Pomphrey, J. Earl Rudisill, J. Earl Rudisill, } "Deuterium-fluoride uncooled optics at HELSTF", Proc. SPIE 10289, Advanced Materials for Optics and Precision Structures: A Critical Review, 102890N (28 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279814; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279814


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