UV Fatigue and Laser-Induced
Contamination of Optics

Join us for a discussion about laser-induced contamination in ultraviolet (UV) laser systems and strategies to mitigate these effects and improve the performance of your UV system.

Improve Throughput and Damage Threshold in Your UV System

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:

  • Why laser-induced contamination manifests in UV systems and how it impacts performance
  • Real examples of these effects observed in long-term UV experiments
  • Mitigation strategies and cleaning techniques to potentially recover contaminated optics
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 laser damage threshold (LDT) 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, and developing a robust LDT testbed. Matthew holds a master's and PhD degree in materials science from Colorado School of Mines.


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Technical Resources

Application Notes

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

UV Optics: Tighter Tolerances and Different Materials

Why Laser Damage Testing is Critical for UV Laser Applications

Understanding and Specifying LIDT of Laser Components


Informative corporate or instructional videos ranging from simple tips to application-based demonstrations of product advantages.

Ultraviolet Lasers – TRENDING IN OPTICS: EPISODE 2

Scientific Papers

Published conference proceedings and technical journal entries authored by Edmund Optics® expert engineers.

SPIE Laser Damage 2022 Conference Proceedings - UV fatigue of laser optics: laser-induced contamination