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Title: Permanent laser conditioning of thin film optical materials

The invention comprises a method for producing optical thin films with a high laser damage threshold and the resulting thin films. The laser damage threshold of the thin films is permanently increased by irradiating the thin films with a fluence below an unconditioned laser damage threshold. 9 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
170490
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 360601; 360101; 360201; 426002; PA: EDB-96:028248; SN: 96001517635
Patent Number(s):
US 5,472,748/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 7-597,228
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Dec 1995
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; MATERIALS; THIN FILMS; FABRICATION; LASERS; LASER RADIATION