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    Laser Induced Damage In Optical Materials: 1983

    Bennett HE, Guenther AH, Milam D, Newnam BE
    Published: 1985

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    Provides information about optical materials for high power lasers. Highlights include surface characterization, thin film-substrate boundaries, and advances in fundamental laser-matter threshold interactions and mechanisms. Discussions in detail the scaling of damage thresholds with pulse duration, focal area, and wavelength.

    Table of Contents

    Laser Induced Damage in Optical Materials Fifteenth ASTM Symposium November 14–16, 1983

    Studies of Optical and Mechanical Properties of Heavy-Metal Fluoride Glasses

    Optical Properties of Infrared Transmitting Glasses

    Optical and Mechanical Properties of Water Clear ZnS

    Laser Damage in Plastics at the Frank J. Seiler Research Laboratory (FJSRL)

    Increase in the Optical Damage Threshold of Cellulose Acetate

    Strehl Ratio Measurements of Laser Damaged Plastics

    Damage Thresholds of Fused Silica, Plastics and KDP Crystals Measured with 0.6-ns 355-nm Pulses

    Strengthening CsI Crystals for Optical Applications

    Strengthening of Calcium Fluoride

    Investigation of Window Materials for Repetitively Pulsed CO2 Lasers

    Laser Induced Bulk Damage in SiO2 at 1.064, 0.532 and 0.355 μm

    Bulk Absorption Measurements Using Prism-Shaped Samples for Laser Calorimetry

    Inherent Mechanical Damage in Diamond Machined Optical Surfaces

    Optical Properties of Diamond-Machined Metal Surfaces and Their Relationship to Physical and Chemical Surface Perfection

    The Effect of Surface Finish on the Laser-induced Damage Thresholds of Gold-coated Copper Mirrors

    Thermally Induced Effects on the Infrared Reflectance of Metal Mirrors

    Single-shot, Cummulative and PRF Dependent Laser Induced Damage Thresholds

    Damage Threshold of Fused Silica at 3ωo

    Round-Robin Testing of Low-Scatter Optics

    Light Scattering Characteristics of Some Metal Surfaces—A Smoothing Effect?

    Light Scattering from Surfaces with Microroughness and Static Density Variations in the Bulk Dielectric Permittivity

    Surface Finish Measurements on Low-Scatter Laser Mirrors and Roughness Standards

    The Effects of Slope Error on the Imaging Quality of a Mirror as the Ratio of Surface Perturbation Depth to Wavelength Approaches Zero

    1.06 Micron Laser Damage of Thin Film Optical Coatings — a Round Robin Experiment Involving Various Pulse Lengths and Beam Diameters

    Measurements of the Dependence of Damage Thresholds on Laser Wavelength, Pulse Duration and Film Thickness

    A Fundamental Approach Towards Improved Optical Coatings

    Development of RF-Sputtered Laser Coatings at Burleigh Northwest

    Comparison of Optical Coatings Deposited by Novel Physical and Chemical Techniques

    Optical Characterization of Low-Scatter, Plasma-Deposited Thin Films

    Optical Properties of Ion-Beam Sputtered TiO2 Films

    Improvement of the Damage Threshold of High Reflectivity Multidielectric Coatings 1.06 μM

    Phase Shift Variations on HEL Mirrors

    A Review of UV Coating Material Properties

    Recent Damage Results for Antireflection Coatings at 355 nm

    Recent Damage Results on High Reflector Coatings at 355 nm

    Alumina/Silica Multilayer Coatings for Excimer Lasers

    Photothermal Deflection Microscopy of HR and AR Coatings

    Laser Damage in Porous-Silica Antireflection Films

    Defect Damage Precursors in Visible-Wavelength Mirrors

    Characterization of Micron-Sized, Optical Coating Defects by Photothermal Deflection Microscopy

    Experimental Observation and Computer Simulation of the Microstructure of Vapor Deposited Thin Films

    A Wide Spectrum Antireflective Coating for Silica Optics and its Damage Resistance at 350 nm

    Plasma Deposited Inorganic Thin Films for Optical Applications

    Laser-Induced Emission and Laser Damage of Optical Components

    Charge Emission and Related Precursor Events Associated with Laser Damage

    Predamage Threshold Electron Emission from Insulator and Semiconductor Surfaces

    Laser Induced Damage of a Thin Film With an Absorbing Inclusion: Thermal Considerations of Substrates and Absorption Profiles

    Laser Damage Threshold Predictions Based on the Effects of Thermal and Optical Properties Employing a Spherical Impurity Model

    “Analytical Model for Evaluating Transient, Steady-State, Coating Damage Threshold, Optical Distortion, and Axial Gradient for Externally Cooled Laser Mirrors.”

    “A Comprehensive Analytical Theory for Unifying Pulsed and Continuous Wave Laser Damage on Metal Mirrors, Encompassing the Relationship of Small Spot to Large Spot Size Damage on Metal Mirrors.”

    Catastrophic versus Microscopic Damage: Applicability of Laboratory Measurements to Real Systems

    Toward Improved Accuracy in Limited-Scale Pulsed Laser Damage Testing Via the “Onset Method”

    The Effects of Self-Focusing on Laser-Induced Breakdown

    Simple Direct Measurements of n2

    Refractive Index of Ternary and Quaternary Compound Semiconductors Below the Funadmental Absorption Edge: Linear and Nonlinear Effects


    Committee: F01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP911-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4956-4

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0930-8