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)