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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1239–1244

Surface damage of (−)2-(α-methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine single crystals induced by pulsed laser radiation

R. T. Bailey, F. R. Cruickshank, P. Kerkoc, D. Pugh, and J. N. Sherwood  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1239-1244 (1995)

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Pulsed laser-induced surface damage experiments were made on the cleaved (001) face of (−)2-(α-methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine crystals at a pulse length of 25 ns FWHM. The highest single-pulse damage threshold value was 24.2 J/cm2 at 1064-nm wavelength for light polarized along the crystallographic a axis, whereas the lowest was 1.8 J/cm2 at 532 nm for light polarized along the crystallographic b axis.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 16, 1994
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 1994
Published: March 1, 1995

R. T. Bailey, F. R. Cruickshank, P. Kerkoc, D. Pugh, and J. N. Sherwood, "Surface damage of (−)2-(α-methylbenzylamino)-5-nitropyridine single crystals induced by pulsed laser radiation," Appl. Opt. 34, 1239-1244 (1995)

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