STP1015: Measurement of Optical Damage Threshold of Wire Grid Polarizers at 10.6 μm

    Mohebi, M
    Center for Applied Quantum Electronics Department of Physics North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

    Said, A
    Center for Applied Quantum Electronics Department of Physics North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

    Soileau, MJ
    Center for Applied Quantum Electronics Department of Physics North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    We report the results of measurement of laser induced surface damage threshold of wire grid polarizers at 10.6 μm as a function of orientation of the wires and polarization of light. We also measured the absorption of wire grids at 10.6 μm, 1.06, and 0.53 μm. The results of surface damage thresholds are consistent with the results of absorption measurements and theory.

    Keywords:

    absorption, damage threshold, photoacoustic, polarization, wire grid


    Paper ID: STP18729S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18729S


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