STP469: Self-Focusing in Glass

    Quelle, Fred W.
    Solid State Physicist, Office of Naval Research, Boston, Mass.

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1969


    Abstract

    Filamentary damage tracks characteristic of self focusing or beam trapping have been observed in laser glass subjected to unfocused intense Q-spoiled laser beams. Two possible mechanisms for the generation of trapped filaments of intense radiation are examined and conditions appropriate for their generation are deliniated.

    Keywords:

    glass, optical properties, damage, lasers, electrostrictive focusing, thermal focusing, tests, evaluation


    Paper ID: STP48617S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48617S


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