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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1997
  • pp: 8775–8784

Light scattering from laser-damaged speckled surfaces

Pericles S. Theocaris  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 33, pp. 8775-8784 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.008775


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Abstract

Scattering from an initially plane surface of a thin Plexiglas plate damaged by an impinging coherent light beam of a laser is considered. The morphology and the characteristic dimensions of the damaged speckles was studied during the evolution of the phenomenon by interferometry and the creation of diffraction patterns. The cusped interferogram created by superposition of evoluting two initial diffraction patterns, created during successive damage steps, forms caustics corresponding to hyperbolic umbilic catastrophes. An experimental study of the evolution of the damage phenomenon clarifies the mechanisms of elastic and plastic deformations of the affected zone.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 1996
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 1997
Published: November 20, 1997

Citation
Pericles S. Theocaris, "Light scattering from laser-damaged speckled surfaces," Appl. Opt. 36, 8775-8784 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-33-8775


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