Boulder Optical Design Inc.

Consulting service: Laser damage

The laser damage threshold of film coatings are often the limiting factor in high-power laser systems. Laser damage testing is usually done off-site, and is expensive and time consuming for both manufacturers and customers. This is clearly an area where some expert advice can save money. Dr. A. D. Streater has worked on this problem over the last several years, resulting in many scientific papers and presentations on the subject. We can help with estimating damage thresholds for existing thin film designs and we can probably improve damage thresholds through changes in the design and/or materials.