The mechanisms of laser induced damage was studied using experimental approach. The damage thresholds of deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate (DKDP) were measured from the near ultraviolet into the visible using an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) laser. The overall damage thresholds were reduced because the effective cross section for a multistep process was larger than that of a single step.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - Sep 19 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)