STP689

    Computer Simulation of Laser Damage Morphology in the Alkali-Halides

    Published: Jan 1979


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    Abstract

    A numerical model of the spatio-temporal behaviour of a pico-second laser pulse has been developed which allows the study of the interaction of macroscopic photons with electrons in an alkali-halide lattice. Trajectories of the photons are computed. Gradients in the refractive index change the direction of the photons and this can lead to focusing or defocusing of the pulse. Rotational symmetry is assumed for both the pulse and background. Results obtained to date will be presented.


    Author Information:

    Kelly, P
    National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario

    Ritchie, D
    National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario

    Bräunlich, P
    National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario

    Schmid, A
    National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario


    Paper ID: STP39128S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39128S


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