Interaction of xenon light with the surface of 304 stainless steel

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Laser amplifier frames fabricated from Type 304 stainless steel are known to cause damage to glass lenses by ejecting particles which are deposited on the lenses. High energy pulses of xenon light interact with the steel surface to produce damage sites. Heat treatment and surface cleaning procedures greatly affect the surface stability of the steel and influence contamination generated by the steel. It is believed that inclusions and/or carbides play a role, and the size of damage sites observed on glass correlate with the size of nonmetallic phases in the steel. Thermal etching of the steel was found to be ... continued below

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Krenzer, R. W. February 14, 1978.

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Laser amplifier frames fabricated from Type 304 stainless steel are known to cause damage to glass lenses by ejecting particles which are deposited on the lenses. High energy pulses of xenon light interact with the steel surface to produce damage sites. Heat treatment and surface cleaning procedures greatly affect the surface stability of the steel and influence contamination generated by the steel. It is believed that inclusions and/or carbides play a role, and the size of damage sites observed on glass correlate with the size of nonmetallic phases in the steel. Thermal etching of the steel was found to be a principle mechanism of surface damage caused by the high energy xenon light.

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  • Report No.: RFP-2647
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-3533
  • DOI: 10.2172/5071708 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5071708
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1058911

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Krenzer, R. W. Interaction of xenon light with the surface of 304 stainless steel, report, February 14, 1978; Golden, Colorado. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1058911/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.