4 March 1993 Structural influences on the laser damage thresholds of oxide coatings
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The laser damage thresholds (LDT) of optical coatings lie, as a rule, markedly below those of the respective bulk materials. This is due to diverse specific real-structure properties which depend in a highly complex and sensitive way on deposition conditions. With evaporated or sputtered coatings as an example, some correlations between structural thin film properties and the LDT are discussed with concern to a further increase of the damage resistance.
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Erich J. Hacker, Hans Lauth, Peter Weisbrodt, and Reinhard Wolf "Structural influences on the laser damage thresholds of oxide coatings", Proc. SPIE 1782, Thin Films for Optical Systems, (4 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141022; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141022

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