Irreversible laser damage phenomena are investigated in pyroelectric and semiconductor ir detector materials. Thermal damage phenomena in these materials are reviewed, and new results are presented. Theoretical models, which successfully describe thermal damage in detector materials, are reviewed, and criteria for the application of these models are discussed.
© 1977 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 2, 1976
Published: November 1, 1977
F. Bartoli, L. Esterowitz, M. Kruer, and R. Allen, "Irreversible laser damage in ir detector materials," Appl. Opt. 16, 2934-2937 (1977)