Laser Induced Damage In Optical Materials: 1980

    Bennett HE, Glass AJ, Guenther AH, Newnam BE
    Published: 1981

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    The Proceedings contain the papers presented at the Twelfth Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers held at the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado, on September 30 - October 1, 1980. The Symposium was jointly sponsored by the National Bureau of Standards, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The Symposium was attended by over 150 scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and West Germany. It was divided into sessions devoted to the following topics: Materials and Measurements, Mirrors and Surfaces, Thin Films, and finally Fundamental Mechanisms. The Symposium Co-Chairmen were Dr. Harold E. Bennett of the Naval Weapons Center, Dr. Alexander J. Glass of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Dr. Arthur H. Guenther of the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, and Dr. Brian E. Newnam of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. They also served as editors of this report.

    Table of Contents

    Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials Twelfth ASTM Symposium September 30 — October 1, 1980

    Infrared Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy of Laser Window Materials
    Braunstein M., Braunstein R., Kim R.

    Photoacoustic Spectroscopy of Adsorbed Surface Impurities on Alkali-Halide Laser Windows
    McDavid J., Yee S.

    Photoacoustic Measurement of Nonlinear Absorption in Solids
    Van Stryland E., Woodall M.

    1.3 μm Laser Rate Calorimetry and Photoacoustic Studies of the Surface and Bulk Optical Absorption in CaF2 Single Crystal Samples
    Dempsey D., Fernelius N., O'Quinn D.

    Intensity Dependent Absorption of Alkali-Halides at 10.6 μm
    Bass M., Wu S.

    Pulsed CO2 Damage Threshold Measurements of Rb:KCl and NaCl
    Dempsey D., Detrio J.

    Infrared Absorption in Highly Transparent Glasses Based on Hafnium Fluoride
    Bendow B., Grexhage M., Lipson H., Moynihan C.

    Internal Damage to Optical Glasses with 3 ns-Pulse Laser
    Hack H., Neuroth N.

    Development of Forging Processes for Large-Scale Deformation of Lithium Fluoride
    Ready J., Vora H.

    Stress-Induced Birefringence, Critical Window Orientation, and Thermal Lensing Experiments
    Klein C.

    Survey of 1.3 μm Window Materials
    Dempsey D., Fernelius N., Knecht W., O'Quinn D., Walsh D.

    Material Property Requirements for Laser Windows
    Glassman A.

    A New Photographic Technique for Observing Bulk Laser Damage
    Sonderman J., Stokowski S., Thomas N., Wallerstein P., Walmer D.

    Ultrafine Finishing of Ceramics and Metals by Float Polishing
    Namba Y., Tsuwa H.

    1.06 μm Laser-Induced Breakdown of CO2-Laser-Polished Fused SiO2
    Soileau M., Temple P.

    Wavelength and Temperature Dependence of the Absolute Reflectance of Metals at Visible and Infrared Wavelengths
    Decker D., Hodgkin V.

    Dependence of Metal Mirror Damage Thresholds on Wavelength, Material, Pulse Length, and Preparation Method
    Decker D., Porteus J., Seitel S., Soileau M.

    Regrowth in Laser Irradiated Elemental Metals and Alloys: Surface Nonuniformities and Coupling Phenomena
    Draper C.

    Epitaxial Regrowth and Defects in Laser Irradiated Single Crystal Ni
    Buene L., Draper C., Jacobson D., Nakahara S., Poate J.

    Pulsed Laser Initiation of Surface Plasma on Metal Mirrors
    Musal H.

    Optical Damage Limitations for Copper Mirrors Used in CO2-ICF Laser Systems
    Harrison R., Phipps C., Thomas S.

    Absorption Calorimetry and Laser Induced Damage Threshold Measurements on Germanium and Zinc Selenide
    Foley J., Sharma S., Wood R.

    Insensitivity of the Catastrophic Damage Threshold of Laser Optics to Dust and other Surface Defects
    Bennett H.

    Multiple-Shot Laser Damage Thresholds of Ultraviolet Reflectors at 248 and 308 Nanometers
    Foltyn S., Newnam B.

    A Novel Technique for Investigating Impurity Initiated Short Pulse Laser Damage in Thin Films
    Guenther A., Walker T., Wiggins T.

    Evaluation of Bichromatic Coatings Designed for Pulsed Laser Fusion Applications at 0.53 and 1.06 Micrometers
    Enemark E., Willis J., Wirtenson G.

    Survey of Damage Thresholds at 532 NM for Production-RUN optical Components
    Deaton T., Milam D., Rainer F., Smith W.

    Laser-Induced Damage in Antireflection Coatings for LiNbO3 Crystals
    Soileau M.

    Multithreshold HF/DF Pulsed Laser Damage Measurements on Evaporated and Sputtered Silicon Films
    Donovan T., Kraatz P., Porteus J., Seitel S.

    The Use of Ion-Beam Deposited Diamond-Like Carbon for Improved Optical Elements for High Powered Lasers
    Aisenberg S., Stein M.

    Ion-Beam Deposited Ge-As-Se Glass For Applications in the 1μ to 16μ Wavelength Region
    Herrmann W., McNeil J.

    Characterization of Small Absorptions in Optical Coatings
    Anderson W., Hansen W.

    Design and Construction of Three Infrared Ellipsometers for Thin-Film Research
    Harding K., Leonard T., Loomis J., Scott M.

    Multilayer Thickness Uniformities Required to Meet Wave Front Error Tolerances in Laser Mirrors
    Bennett H., Burge D.

    The Role of Absorbing Defects in the Laser Damage of Transparent Materials
    Danileiko Y., Manenkov A., Nechitailo V.

    Pulse-Width and Focal-Volume Dependence of Laser-Induced Breakdown
    Smirl A., Soileau M., Van Stryland E., Williams W.

    On Self-Focusing and Spot-Size Dependence of Laser-Induced Breakdown
    Franck J., Soileau M., Veatch T.

    Deformation of Intense Laser Beams Tightly Focused Inside NaCl: A Comparison of the Multiphoton-Polaron and Avalanche Models of Optical Breakdown
    Braunlich P., Bryant G., Kelly P., Ritchie D., Schmid A.

    A Correlation of Laser Damage Vestige Structure and Spherical Aberrations
    Braunlich P., Bryant G., Schmid A.

    The Role of Laser-Induced Primary Defect Formation in Optical Breakdown of NaCl
    Bräunlich P., Brost G., Kelly P., Schmid A.

    The High Frequency Electron Scattering Rate and Drude Zener Theory in Compound Semiconductors
    Jensen B.

    Interactions of Intense 2.7 μm Picosecond Laser Pulses with Germanium
    Braunlich P., Bryant G., Kelly P., Ritchie D., Schmid A.

    Band Structure Calculations of the Two-Photon Absorption Coefficients of GaAs, InP, CdTe, and ZnSe
    Guenther A., Mitra S., Vaidyanathan A.

    Two-Photon Absorption in Direct-Gap Crystals—An Addendum
    Guenther A., Mitra S., Vaidyanathan A.

    Three-Photon Absorption in Direct-Gap Crystals
    Guenther A., Judell N., Mitra S., Vaidyanathan A.

    Theory of Nonlinear Beam Propagation in Optical Waveguides
    Bendow B., Gianino P., Tzoar N.


    Committee: F01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP759-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4820-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4500-9

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