Cleaning guidelines for mounted optics.
Optic cleaning is not a required component of a regular laser system maintenance schedule. Optics should only be cleaned as a corrective action for marked power decrease or poor mode quality. Optics should not be cleaned unless signs of contamination are clearly visible on the optic surfaces. Unnecessary cleaning will shorten the life span of the optical coating.
Optics and optic coatings can be easily damaged. Never touch the optical surfaces with bare skin, hemostats, or materials other than lens tissue.
The Hemostat and Lens Tissue Method
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