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    Self-Focusing in Glass

    Published: Jan 1969

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    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.


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

    Author Information:

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

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48617S