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10 June 2004 Diagnostic methods for CW laser damage testing
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High performance optical coatings are an enabling technology for many applications - navigation systems, telecom, fusion, advanced measurement systems of many types as well as directed energy weapons. The results of recent testing of superior optical coatings conducted at high flux levels will be presented. The diagnostics used in this type of nondestructive testing and the analysis of the data demonstrates the evolution of test methodology. Comparison of performance data under load to the predictions of thermal and optical models shows excellent agreement. These tests serve to anchor the models and validate the performance of the materials and coatings.
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Alan F. Stewart and Rashmi S. Shah "Diagnostic methods for CW laser damage testing", Proc. SPIE 5273, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2003, (10 June 2004);

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