Abstract

Optical coatings for fusion-class laser systems pose unique challenges, given the large substrate sizes, the high intensities incident on the coatings, and the system-focusing requirements, necessitating a well-controlled optical wavefront. Significant advancements have taken place in the past 30 years to achieve the coating capabilities necessary to build laser systems such as the National Ignition Facility, Laser Mégajoule, OMEGA EP, and OMEGA. This work summarizes the coating efforts and advancements to support such system construction and maintenance.

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