SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1991

Physics of Multishot Laser Damage to Optical Materials


Fundamental aspects of multishot laser damage are considered: thermal instability in an optical medium due to pulse-to-pulse accumulation of absorbing defects,mechanisms of laser induced defect generation. Effective methods of suppressing a defect formation to increase laser damage resistance are discussed and illustrated by experimental data for various type optical materials.

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Manenkov, AA
Nechitailo, VS
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Developed by Committee: F01
Pages: 392–404
DOI: 10.1520/STP23646S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5179-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8194-0532-6