The resistance to the damage of metallic diffraction gratings subject to intense laser pulses is reported. We find that the substrate material plays a crucial role in determining the damage resistance of the gratings.
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S. Bagchi, J. Zhang, S. Banerjee, V. Ramanathan, N. C.-Smith, K. Brown, and D. Umstadter, "Measurement of Damage Threshold for Metallic Gratings under Intense Laser Pulse Irradiation," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OFB3.
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