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Combined advanced finishing and UV laser conditioning process for producing damage resistant optics

United States Patent

July 26, 2005
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A method for reducing the density of sites on the surface of fused silica optics that are prone to the initiation of laser-induced damage, resulting in optics which have far fewer catastrophic defects, and are better capable of resisting optical deterioration upon exposure to a high-power laser beam.
Menapace; Joseph A. (Livermore, CA), Peterson; John E. (Livermore, CA), Penetrante; Bernardino M. (San Ramon, CA), Miller; Philip E. (Livermore, CA), Parham; Thomas G. (Livermore, CA), Nichols; Michael A. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 125,851
April 17, 2002
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.