SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

Spot Size Dependent Laser Materials Interactions Due to Surface Electromagnetic Waves


Measurements of the transient reflectivity change due to heating by a surface electromagnetic wave are reported. Initial results are inconclusive with regard to the existence of surface electromagnetic waves. Implications concerning the effects upon the laser-induced damage threshold are discussed.

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Swimm, RT
Bass, M
Fathe, L
Lin, JZ
Kurtz, R
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Developed by Committee: F01
Pages: 557–560
DOI: 10.1520/STP18592S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5032-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4477-4