23 July 1999 Development of practical damage mapping and inspection systems
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Proceedings Volume 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354169
Event: Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, 1998, Monterey, CA, United States
Abstract
We have developed and are continuing to refine semi- automated technology for the detection and inspection of surface and bulk defects and damage in large laser optics. Different manifestations of the DAMOCLES system provide an effective and economical means of being able to detect, map and characterize surface and bulk defects which may become precursors of massive damage in optics when subjected to high-fluence laser irradiation. Subsequent morphology and evolution of damage due to laser irradiation can be tracked efficiently. The strength of the Damocles system is that it allows for immediate visual observation of defects in an entire optic, which can range up to 1-meter dimensions, while also being able to provide digital map and magnified images of the defects with resolutions better than 5 micrometers .
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Frank Rainer, Richard K. Dickson, Richard T. Jennings, James F. Kimmons, Stephen M. Maricle, Ron P. Mouser, Sheldon Schwartz, Carolyn L. Weinzapfel, "Development of practical damage mapping and inspection systems", Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354169; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354169
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