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When everything damaged and we didn't know why
Author(s): Michael Bass

Paper Abstract

This is a reminiscence of where things stood in the laser damage problem at the time when the laser reached its 10th birthday. All of the different types of lasers that we know today had been demonstrated and those that could reach high power were shown to destroy the optics used in the resonators or to manipulate the high power beams. If high power lasers were to be useful the problem of laser damage had to be solved but first it had to be understood.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2018
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10805, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference, 1080504 (16 November 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2503554
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Michael Bass, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10805:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference
Christopher Wren Carr; Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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