25 February 1993 Thermal distortion test facility
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The Thermal Distortion Test Facility (TDTF) provides precise measurements of the distortion of laser mirrors which occurs when their surfaces are heated. The TDTF has been used for several years to evaluate mirrors being developed for high power lasers. The facility has recently undergone some significant upgrades to improve the accuracy with which mirrors can be heated and the resulting distortion measured. The facility and its associated instrumentation are discussed.
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James L. Stapp, James L. Stapp, "Thermal distortion test facility", Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140507; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.140507

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