30 December 2008 Growth mechanisms for laser induced contamination on space optics in vacuum
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We have investigated the growth mechanisms for laser induced contamination of space optics in vacuum, particularly during the early stages of the deposit formation. Experiments have been performed in vacuum to study the influence of the environmental conditions and the condition of the optical surface, using a variety of physical and chemical techniques. In particular, different methods of conditioning the surface prior to irradiation and cleaning the surface after irradiation have been tested.
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Adrian P. Tighe, Adrian P. Tighe, Federico Pettazzi, Federico Pettazzi, Jorge Alves, Jorge Alves, Denny Wernham, Denny Wernham, W. Riede, W. Riede, H. Schroeder, H. Schroeder, P. Allenspacher, P. Allenspacher, H. Kheyrandish, H. Kheyrandish, "Growth mechanisms for laser induced contamination on space optics in vacuum", Proc. SPIE 7132, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2008, 71321L (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804423; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.804423

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