Two kinds of substrates, fused silica and BK-7 glass, are treated with ultrasonic cleaning protocol to determine the influence of cleaning process on LIDT. The contaminant-removal efficiency, weak absorption and LIDT are measured and analyzed.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing
Z. Shen, X. Wang, X. Ye, B. Ma, H. Liu, Y. Ji, and Z. Wang, "Influence of Cleaning Process on the Laser Induced Damage Threshold of Substrates," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FA12.
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