22 September 1987 Invited Paper Laser-Induced Damage To Optical Elements In Materials Processing Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics; (1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941242
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
In laser materials processing systems, power densities or fluences may reach levels which can endanger optical elements located in the beam path. In this paper, laser-induced damage to optical elements is reviewed in a general sense without reference to specific wavelengths or modes of operation. Emphasis is put on the distinction of functional vs. catastrophic laser damage, and on laser damage test procedures.
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Karl H. Guenther, "Invited Paper Laser-Induced Damage To Optical Elements In Materials Processing Systems", Proc. SPIE 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941242; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941242
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