SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Photoconductivity of ZnS and ZnSe


ZnS and ZnSe are important materials for laser windows and optical thinfilm coatings. Understanding the laser-induced damage mechanism in optical materials provides the ability to make improved damage-resistant materials. Photoconductivity (PC) techniques have demonstrated the capability to provide information on carrier production that can lead to electron avalanche by single or multiple photon absorption processes produced by a high-intensity laser beam. A study of the linear PC using a monochromated Xe lamp and the nonlinear PC using various lasers as excitation sources will be presented for chemically vapor-deposited ZnS and ZnSe.

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Mason, BE
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Developed by Committee: E13
Pages: 598–605
DOI: 10.1520/STP26526S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5157-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4478-1