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Title: Repair of a mirror coating on a large optic for high laser damage applications using ion milling and over-coating methods

Abstract

Here, when an optical coating is damaged, deposited incorrectly, or is otherwise unsuitable, the conventional method to restore the optic often entails repolishing the optic surface, which can incur a large cost and long lead time. We propose three alternative options to repolishing, including (i) burying the unsuitable coating under another optical coating, (ii) using ion milling to etch the unsuitable coating completely from the optic surface and then recoating the optic, and (iii) using ion milling to etch through a number of unsuitable layers, leaving the rest of the coating intact, and then recoating the layers that were etched. Repairs were made on test optics with dielectric mirror coatings according to the above three options. The mirror coatings to be repaired were quarter wave stacks of HfO2 and SiO2 layers for high reflection at 1054 nm at 45 deg incidence in P-polarization. One of the coating layers was purposely deposited incorrectly as Hf metal instead of HfO2 to evaluate the ability of each repair method to restore the coating’s high laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of 64.0 J/cm2. The repaired coating with the highest resistance to laser-induced damage was achieved using repair method (ii) with an LIDT of 49.0 tomore » 61.0 J/cm2.« less

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1356302
Report Number(s):
SAND-2016-5219J
Journal ID: ISSN 0091-3286; 653055
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optical Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0091-3286
Publisher:
SPIE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; laser damage; optical coatings; HfO2; SiO2; ion milling; ion etching

Citation Formats

Field, Ella S., Bellum, John C., and Kletecka, Damon E. Repair of a mirror coating on a large optic for high laser damage applications using ion milling and over-coating methods. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.1.011002.
Field, Ella S., Bellum, John C., & Kletecka, Damon E. Repair of a mirror coating on a large optic for high laser damage applications using ion milling and over-coating methods. United States. doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.1.011002.
Field, Ella S., Bellum, John C., and Kletecka, Damon E. Fri . "Repair of a mirror coating on a large optic for high laser damage applications using ion milling and over-coating methods". United States. doi:10.1117/1.OE.56.1.011002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1356302.
@article{osti_1356302,
title = {Repair of a mirror coating on a large optic for high laser damage applications using ion milling and over-coating methods},
author = {Field, Ella S. and Bellum, John C. and Kletecka, Damon E.},
abstractNote = {Here, when an optical coating is damaged, deposited incorrectly, or is otherwise unsuitable, the conventional method to restore the optic often entails repolishing the optic surface, which can incur a large cost and long lead time. We propose three alternative options to repolishing, including (i) burying the unsuitable coating under another optical coating, (ii) using ion milling to etch the unsuitable coating completely from the optic surface and then recoating the optic, and (iii) using ion milling to etch through a number of unsuitable layers, leaving the rest of the coating intact, and then recoating the layers that were etched. Repairs were made on test optics with dielectric mirror coatings according to the above three options. The mirror coatings to be repaired were quarter wave stacks of HfO2 and SiO2 layers for high reflection at 1054 nm at 45 deg incidence in P-polarization. One of the coating layers was purposely deposited incorrectly as Hf metal instead of HfO2 to evaluate the ability of each repair method to restore the coating’s high laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) of 64.0 J/cm2. The repaired coating with the highest resistance to laser-induced damage was achieved using repair method (ii) with an LIDT of 49.0 to 61.0 J/cm2.},
doi = {10.1117/1.OE.56.1.011002},
journal = {Optical Engineering},
number = 1,
volume = 56,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
}

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