STP1141

    Physics of Multishot Laser Damage to Optical Materials

    Published: Jan 1991


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    Abstract

    Fundamental aspects of multishot laser damage are considered: thermal instability in an optical medium due to pulse-to-pulse accumulation of absorbing defects,mechanisms of laser induced defect generation. Effective methods of suppressing a defect formation to increase laser damage resistance are discussed and illustrated by experimental data for various type optical materials.

    Keywords:

    multishot and singleshot laser damage, thermal instability, absorbing inclusion, accumulation effect, photoionization, photochemical, thermochemical, mechanochemical processes, thermoelastic stresses, leser damage resistance of crystals, glasses and polymers, laser conditioning


    Author Information:

    Manenkov, AA
    General Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow,

    Nechitailo, VS
    General Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow,


    Paper ID: STP23646S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23646S


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