August 21st webcast: High performance optical interference coatings: An established technology facing new challenges

Aug 21st, 2019

This webcast will be held on August 21, 2019
 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMT

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Event Description:

Thin-film interference coatings (ICs) are ubiquitous in laser systems. These multilayer structures consist of a stacks of nonabsorbing amorphous materials designed to have a specific optical response over a desired wavelength range. IC technology is fully developed and supports a multimillion dollar industry. Nevertheless, there are new challenges that ICs face in advanced optical systems. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of IC design, growth, and characterization. It will also review mechanisms of near-infrared laser damage in ICs for pulse durations from nanosecond down to femtoseconds, and discuss state-of-the-art IC performance in conjunction with high-power/high-energy solid-state lasers. 

Join us for this event sponsored by Alluxa, Inc. and Chroma Technology.

Presented by:

Carmen Menoni
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Colorado State University

Dr. Carmen Menoni, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University, specializes in optical and materials science. Her research focuses on the development of novel interference coating architectures for power scaling of mid-infrared lasers; her research is tailored to solve critical issues of laser damage in light sources with unique pulse structures. She is also actively involved in using high-brightness coherent beams of light of wavelengths between 10 and 50 nm for optics applications such as nanoscale imaging, ablation, and chemical imaging.

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