STP469: Laser-Damage Mechanisms in Transparent Dielectrics

    Bliss, E. S.
    Research Physicist, Laurence G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Mass.

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1969


    By examining a number of damage theories, this paper demonstrates the importance of a rather large number of parameters in determining internal damage thresholds under laser radiation. In particular, the pulseduration dependence of several damage theories is considered to illustrate how different mechanisms may dominate under differing operating conditions.


    lasers, damage, optical properties, glass, tests, evaluation

    Paper ID: STP48609S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48609S

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