STP954

    An Initial Study of: The Inclusion Model for Repetitively Pulsed Laser Damage

    Published: Jan 1986


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    Abstract

    The inclusion model of laser initiated damage is extended to include an arbitrary but repetitive and reproducible variation of the laser irradiation in time. The controlling influence of the thermal properties of the film/substrate system and inclusion, together with the duty cycle of the laser, i.e., the duration and energy of a single pulse and of the repetition rate, on the damage threshold is discussed. The predictions of this model are then compared to the results of the single-shot model of inclusion dominated damage. Suggestions for experimental tests of this model are given.

    Keywords:

    Absorbing inclusion, laser induced damage, repetitively pulsed, thermal properties


    Author Information:

    Lange, MR
    Institute of Modern Optics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

    McIver, JK
    Institute of Modern Optics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

    Guenther, AH
    Institute of Modern Optics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


    Paper ID: STP23140S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23140S


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