We reveal key factors determining laser-induced damage resistance in KDP by measuring the damage initiation events per unit volume as a function of the laser fluence in regions of crystals grown with varied growth parameters.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
P. DeMange, R. A. Negres, N. P. Zaitseva, H. B. Radousky, and S. G. Demos, "Correlation of Laser-Induced Damage Performance to Crystal Growth Conditions in KDP Crystal," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThZ6.
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