Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Regina Soufli

Executive Summary

We are developing an understanding of the physics of layer interfaces by investigating their physical and chemical properties, especially pertaining to ultrathin coatings on multilayer dielectric mirrors found in high-power laser systems. The goal is to improve coatings to extend the lifetime and performance of high-average-power pulsed-laser systems for scientific applications and lasers for emerging, directed-energy systems.

Publications and Presentations

Burcklen, C., et al. 2018. "Aperiodic X-Ray Multilayer Interference Coatings with High Reflectance and Large Field of View." Advances in Optical Thin Films VI, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2018. LLNL-PRES-751263.

Burcklen, C., et al. 2018. "Aperiodic X-Ray Multilayer Interference Coatings with High Reflectance and Large Field of View." SPIE Optical Systems Design—Advances in Optical Thin Films VI. LLNL-PROC-752012.

Burcklen, C., et al. 2018. "Advances in Hard X-Ray Aperiodic Multilayers for Imaging with Large Field of View." Physics of X-Ray and Neutron Multilayer Structures, Palaiseau, France, Nov. 2018. LLNL-ABS-757573.

Harthcock, C., et al. 2018. "The Role of Entrapped Argon on Laser Performance of Hafnia Coatings Under Nanosecond UV Laser Exposure." SPIE Laser Damage, Boulder, CO, Sept. 2018. LLNL-ABS-749736.

Harthcock, C., et al. 2018. "The Impact of Entrapped Argon on Laser Damage Performance of Ion Beam Sputtered Hafnia Films." LLNL-PRES-758560.

Qiu, R., et al. 2018. "The Role of Interfacial Roughness on Laser Performance of Silica/Hafnia Multilayer Coatings Under Nanosecond UV Laser Exposure." SPIE Laser Damage, Boulder, CO, Sept. 2018. LLNL-ABS-749735.

Qiu, R., et al. 2018. "The Role of Interfaces on the Laser Performance of Dielectric Coatings Under Pulsed UV Exposure." LLNL-PRES-758548.

Walton, C. C., et al., 2018. "Progress on Multilayer-coated Optics for High Energy X-ray Imaging Tools at the US National Labs." Physics of X-Ray and Neutron Multilayer Structures, Palaiseau, France, Nov. 2018. LLNL-ABS-759293.