Wavelength Dependence of Laser-Induced Damage: Determining the Damage Initiation Mechanisms

C. W. Carr, H. B. Radousky, S. G. Demos

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1274021-1274024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 19 2003
Externally publishedYes

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    Carr, C. W., Radousky, H. B., & Demos, S. G. (2003). Wavelength Dependence of Laser-Induced Damage: Determining the Damage Initiation Mechanisms. Physical Review Letters, 91(12), 1274021-1274024.