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Scratch Forensics

Tayyab Suratwala, Phil Miller, Mike Feit and Joe Menapace

Scratches on optical components are almost always detrimental. Whether formed during fabrication, cleaning or handling, scratches can cause increased scatter, impaired system performance, and, in the case of optics used in laser applications, laser damage. These “scratch forensic” techniques will help you to identify and prevent common sources of optical scratching.

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Publish Date: 01 September 2008


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