SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

The Laser Damage Mechanism for NaCl and KBr at 532 nm — Theoretical Predictions and Experimental Tests


Recent work by Jones et al. and Shen et al. established the detailed intrinsic damage mechanisms in NaCl and KBr exposed to short laser pulses at 532 nm. Predictions of the dependence on experimental and material parameters of energy deposition from the laser pulse to the wide-gap optical solid can now be made with confidence. We examine the effects of initial temperature and of pulse length on the damage threshold. We also discuss the role of defect accumulation in multiple shot damage in KBr.

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Casper, RT
Jones, SC
Shen, XA
Braunlich, P
Kelly, P
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Developed by Committee: F01
Pages: 485–491
DOI: 10.1520/STP24460S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5033-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4481-1