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Optical Fabrication and Testing
Rochester, New York United States
October 21-24, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Optical Systems (OFB)

Measurement of Damage Threshold for Metallic Gratings under Intense Laser Pulse Irradiation

Suman Bagchi, Jun Zhang, Sudeep Banerjee, Vidya Ramanathan, Nate C.-Smith, Kevin Brown, and Donald Umstadter


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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.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown

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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