OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1973
  • pp: 677–689

Dielectric Mirror Damage by Laser Radiation over a Range of Pulse Durations and Beam Radii

E. S. Bliss, D. Milam, and R. A. Bradbury  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 677-689 (1973)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.12.000677


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (4264 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Laser induced damage characteristics have been studied for twelve, multiple-layer dielectric, 95% reflecting mirrors irradiated with single ruby laser pulses of 20-nsec and 20-psec duration and Gaussian beam radii ranging from 0.06 mm to 0.24 mm. During measurements to determine damage threshold the pulse energy, an oscilloscope trace of the pulse, and the beam’s transverse energy density profile at the surface being damaged are recorded for each shot. In a separate set of experiments, the temporal development of coating breakup and plasma formation is investigated. The experimental results are discussed in the context of possible damage mechanisms.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1972
Published: April 1, 1973

Citation
E. S. Bliss, D. Milam, and R. A. Bradbury, "Dielectric Mirror Damage by Laser Radiation over a Range of Pulse Durations and Beam Radii," Appl. Opt. 12, 677-689 (1973)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-12-4-677


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. E. S. Bliss, D. Milam, AFCRL Report 72-0233 (1972). Available from the Defense Documentation Center, the National Technical Information Center, or the authors.
  2. D. Milam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 319 (1971). [CrossRef]
  3. E. S. Bliss, Proc. 2nd ASTM Symp. Damage in Laser Materials, NBS Spec. Publ. 341, 105 (1970); also Optoelectron. 3, 99 (1971).
  4. E. S. Bliss, D. Milam, R. A. Bradbury, AFCRL Report 72-0423 (1972). Available from the Defense Documentation Center, the National Technical Information Center, or the authors; also 4th ASTM Symp. Damage in Laser Materials, to be published (1972).
  5. D. C. Burnham, Appl. Opt. 9, 1482 (1970). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. I. M. Winer, Appl. Opt. 5, 1437 (1966). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. B. E. Newman, L. G. DeShazer, 4th ASTM Symp. Damage in Laser Materials, to be published (1972).
  8. C. R. Giuliano, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 749 (1972). [CrossRef]
  9. N. L. Boling, Proc. 4th ASTM Symp. Damage in Laser Materials, to be published (1972).
  10. M. Bass, H. H. Barrett, 4th ASTM Symp. Damage in Laser Materials, to be published (1972).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited