Temperature and spectral investigation of bulk KDP below damage using 355 nm laser irradiation

S. G. Demos, M. Yan, M. Staggs, B. W. Woods, Z. L. Wu, H. B. Radousky, J. J. De Yoreo

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A spectral and temperature investigation of fast-grown KDP crystals under high fluence, 355 nm laser irradiation is discussed. Pump-and-probe Raman spectroscopy indicate transient changes of the vibrational spectrum. Photothermal deflection experiments provide information on the temporal behavior of the temperature change. The presence of emission in the visible and NIR spectral regions is attributed to the presence of impurities and/or defects in the crystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsG.J. Exarhos, A.H. Guenther, M.R. Kozlowski, M.J. Soileau
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1997 - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Oct 6 1997Oct 8 1997


OtherLaser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO


  • Damage
  • KDP
  • Photothermal deflection
  • Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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