Optical components are the main parts in laser systems and also the limiting factor for high power laser. All-silica based optical components proved to have extremely high laser induced damage threshold and were already tested on standard glass substrates. Such coatings are fabricated by employing glancing angle deposition method, combination of nanostructured porous low refractive index and dense high refractive index thin films were fabricated. Anti-reflection coatings and mirrors with required reflection were achieved, which have superior LIDT values (50.7 J/cm2). Antireflection coating was deposited directly on BBO crystal and results are demonstrated. In this work, the possibility to improve microlaser systems with all-silica coatings is presented.
In present work, oblique angle deposition technique was employed to form nano-structured anisotropic layers evaporating amorphous materials. The combination of birefringent nano-structured and isotropic layers allows to form highly transparent (T ~ 99 %) wave-plates. Furthermore, such combination can be used to form two spectrally separated Bragg reflection zones for perpendicular polarizations. This feature allows to form polarizers for zero angle applications. Both elements can be manufactured using only one material by changing only its structural morphology what leads to superior LIDT value. In this work, the possibility to evaporate waveplates and polarizers for zero angle applications was shown.