Porous Silica Antireflection Coatings
The output energy of high-power laser systems is often limited by damage to optical component surfaces and coatings. A single layer, porous silica AR coating has been developed for fused silica optical components. These coatings have UV damage thresholds of more than twice the median threshold for conventional, vacuum deposited multilayer AR coatings.
Become a member or log in to view the full text of this article.
OSA Members get the full text of Optics & Photonics News, plus a variety of other member benefits.