Theoretical and Experimental Studies on Molybdenum and Stainless Steel Mirrors Cleaning by High Repetition Rate Laser Beam

Our studies were aimed to determine the damage threshold of Molybdenum (Mo) and Stainless Steel (SS) mirrors to provide the maximum fluence which the mirror surfaces could withstand without affecting their reflectivity properties. A high repetition rate ytterbium fiber laser (20kHz, 1.06µm, 120ns) was applied. The experimental single-pulse and multiple-pulse damage thresholds were obtained. To calculate damage thresholds, a 1D analytical model which takes into account the temperature dependent absorptance and multiple pulse damage based on plastic deformations accumulation was applied. The experimental damage thresholds and the theoretical ones are in a good agreement. Cleaning tests with the contaminated mirrors exposed in JET have been performed.
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EFDC100730 840.90 Kb