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CLEO: Science and Innovations
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
High Laser Power Material and Devices (CTuE)

The reduction of laser damage resistance of optical coatings to subpicosecond pulse trains under vacuum

Duy N. Nguyen, Luke Emmert, Wolfgang Rudolph, Dinesh Patel, and Carmen Menoni  »View Author Affiliations


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Optical multilayer materials HfO2 and SiO2 exhibit subpicosecond laser damage thresholds of just 10% of their intrinsic value when tested in vacuum. A few Torr of water vapor is shown to remedy this effect.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

D. N. Nguyen, L. Emmert, W. Rudolph, D. Patel, and C. Menoni, "The reduction of laser damage resistance of optical coatings to subpicosecond pulse trains under vacuum," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CTuE3.

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