Time-resolved studies of laser damage processes in DKDP crystals

Hongbing Jiang, Jason McNary, Harry W K Tom, Ming Yan, Harry Radousky, Stavros Demos

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Abstract

We have used a 3-color imaging technique to obtain time-resolved series of images during nanosecond laser damage in bulk DKDP crystals. In contrast to single-pump, single-probe time-resolved imaging techniques, we are able to correlate behavior during single damage events. This enables us to observe a range of morphological dynamics that is otherwise difficult to study, including: the propagation of elastic sound waves and the liquid/solid melt front from the damage nucleation site and the dynamics of crack formation and propagation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages294-301
Number of pages8
Volume3902
StatePublished - 2000
Event31st Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: 'Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1999' - Boulder, CO, USA
Duration: Oct 4 1999Oct 7 1999

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Other31st Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: 'Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1999'
CityBoulder, CO, USA
Period10/4/9910/7/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Jiang, H., McNary, J., Tom, H. W. K., Yan, M., Radousky, H., & Demos, S. (2000). Time-resolved studies of laser damage processes in DKDP crystals. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3902, pp. 294-301). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.