Surface defect generation in optical materials under high fluence laser irradiation in vacuum

S. G. Demos, A. Burnham, P. Wegner, M. Norton, L. Zeller, M. Runkel, M. R. Kozlowski, M. Staggs, H. B. Radousky

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Abstract

It is shown that irradiation of optical materials with high fluence ultraviolet laser pulses at low pressure leads to a rapid growth in the surface defect population and degradation of their performance. Experiments have been performed in nonlinear KH2PO4 crystal and in fused silica and surface defect populations have been observed following a few tens of high fluence 351 nm pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-567
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Demos, S. G., Burnham, A., Wegner, P., Norton, M., Zeller, L., Runkel, M., Kozlowski, M. R., Staggs, M., & Radousky, H. B. (2000). Surface defect generation in optical materials under high fluence laser irradiation in vacuum. Electronics Letters, 36(6), 566-567. https://doi.org/10.1049/el:20000419