STP1141: Physics of Multishot Laser Damage to Optical Materials

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

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

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1991


    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


    Paper ID: STP23646S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23646S


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