Development of a Robust Laser Damage Threshold Testbed

Join us for a discussion about how to build a laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) testing station. The drive towards higher-power lasers makes understanding LIDT and how to test it more important than ever before.

Building an In-House LIDT Testbed

We invite you to join this 30-minute webinar presented by Dr. Matthew Dabney, Principal Engineer at Edmund Optics. At the end of this webinar, participants will have a strong understanding of:

  • The benefits of building an in-house LIDT testbed
  • What is needed to build a robust and safe testing system
  • Key considerations for getting the most from LIDT metrology
Dr. Matthew Dabney
Dr. Matthew Dabney

Dr. Matthew Dabney is a Principal Laser Engineer at Edmund Optics. He has over 30 years of experience researching how lasers interact with materials. He also fabricated and qualified most of the optics on the Hubble Telescope. Matthew joined Edmund Optics in 2019 and has established a laser lab to research the LIDT of various materials. He has published over 30 scientific papers on topics ranging from pulsed laser deposition of novel transparent conducting oxides, laser nucleation and growth of silicon, the safe use of Class 4 lasers in industrial settings, to developing a robust LIDT testbed. Matthew holds a master's and a PhD degree in materials science from Colorado School of Mines.




Technical Resources

Application Notes

Technical information and application examples including theoretical explanations, equations, graphical illustrations, and much more.

Laser Damage Threshold Testing

Different Types of LIDT Specifications

Uncertainty in LIDT Specifications

Understanding and Specifying LIDT of Laser Components

Importance of Beam Diameter on Laser Damage Threshold

LIDT for Ultrafast Lasers

Technical Calculators

Technical calculators based on commonly used and referenced equations in the Optics, Imaging and Photonics industries.

Laser Damage Threshold Calculatore