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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2005
  • pp: 3532–3539

Protective materials for subpicosecond Ti:sapphire lasers

Miklos Lenner and Christian Spielmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 17, pp. 3532-3539 (2005)

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The high intensities provided by short-pulse Ti:sapphire laser systems call for the utilization of appropriate eye-protecting materials. We summarize the representative results of our characterization measurements on optical filters employed for laser radiation protection. Physical effects are discussed that influence the transmission (and thus the protective properties) of the investigated materials. Potential hazard factors have been recognized and characterized. We make recommendations to the extension of the current characterization methods and illustrate the acquired information in the form of operation charts.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3360) Lasers and laser optics : Laser safety and eye protection
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2005
Published: June 10, 2005

Miklos Lenner and Christian Spielmann, "Protective materials for subpicosecond Ti:sapphire lasers," Appl. Opt. 44, 3532-3539 (2005)

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