We are developing a scientific understanding of the finishing and surface processing behavior of selected laser optical materials, and we are developing optimized grinding and polishing processes for each of these materials for use as laser optics. Our research could enable the fabrication of optical materials with greater performance, longer lifetime, and lower unit cost, for use in high-energy and high-power laser systems.
Suratwala, T., et al. 2018. "Influence of Partial Charge Model for Predicting Material Removal Rate During Chemical Polishing." Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 102 (4): 1566–1578. LLNL-JRNL-746065.