1 May 1995 Fabrication, characteristics, and performance of diamond mirrors for vacuum ultraviolet excimer lasers
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Optical Engineering, 34(5), (1995). doi:10.1117/12.199864
Abstract
We have deposited crystalline diamond films on sintered Si3N4 substrates with a conventional hot-filament method and further finished the surfaces with a diamond lapping method. The diamond mirrors fabricated are proposed and demonstrated as among the most promising mirrors for vacuum ultraviolet rare-gas excimer lasers. We have obtained pulses with 15-mJ energy, 2.7-MW peak power, and 6-ns duration at 126 nm from an argon excimer laser, and with 70 mJ, 5.5 MW, and 5 ns at 146 nm from a krypton excimer laser without any surface damage. The latter values are the highest so far obtained.
Kou Kurosawa, Ryoichi Sonouchi, Atsushi Yokotani, Wataru Sasaki, Masahito Kattoh, Yasuo Takigawa, Kazuhito Nishimura, "Fabrication, characteristics, and performance of diamond mirrors for vacuum ultraviolet excimer lasers," Optical Engineering 34(5), (1 May 1995). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.199864
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Diamond

Mirrors

Excimer lasers

Crystals

Argon ion lasers

Laser crystals

Reflectivity

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