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13 May 1997 Characterization of optical coatings: damage threshold/local absorption correlation
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Simultaneous absorption and scattering mappings are used to study the influence of local defects on the laser damage threshold of thin films. The same area is mapped for absorption an d scatter before and after irradiation at the threshold fluence. The study is performed for an uncoated fused silica substrate and two single-layer films deposited on fused silica substrates at a wavelength of (lambda) equals 1.06 micrometers . Initial results seem to indicate that the irradiation can create and enhance absorption and scattering defects.
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Anne Fornier, C. Cordillot, D. Bernardino, Odile Lam, Andre Roussel, Claude Amra, Ludovic Escoubas, Gerard Albrand, and Mireille Commandre "Characterization of optical coatings: damage threshold/local absorption correlation", Proc. SPIE 2966, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996, (13 May 1997);

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