Translator Disclaimer
31 October 2014 Station for LIDT tests of optical components under cryogenic conditions
Author Affiliations +
In this contribution we present a technology for deposition and testing of interference coatings for optical components designed to operate as in power pulsed lasers. We have designed and are in the process of building a testing apparatus which serves as an addition to our existing optical coating production facility. This allows us to prepare a coating which can then tested and the results might be used to optimize it. The test samples are placed in a vacuum chamber, cooled down to approximately 120K and illuminated by a pulsed laser to determine laser damage threshold of the coatings under conditions similar to real life operation. Optical microscopy and spectrophotometer measurements are going to be used for coating investigation after the conducted experiments.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
J. Oulehla and J. Lazar "Station for LIDT tests of optical components under cryogenic conditions", Proc. SPIE 9237, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2014, 923720 (31 October 2014);


Thin film deposition and LIDT testing at ISI Brno
Proceedings of SPIE (January 07 2015)
Coatings For Laser Fusion
Proceedings of SPIE (April 29 1982)
Laser-induced damage in optical coatings
Proceedings of SPIE (March 04 1993)
Measurement Techniques For Optical Coatings
Proceedings of SPIE (June 30 1989)

Back to Top