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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2009
  • pp: 1658–1662

Effect of water impurity in CsLiB 6 O 10 crystals on bulk laser-induced damage threshold and transmittance in the ultraviolet region

Takahiro Kawamura, Masashi Yoshimura, Yoshiyuki Honda, Masato Nishioka, Yohei Shimizu, Yasuo Kitaoka, Yusuke Mori, and Takatomo Sasaki  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 9, pp. 1658-1662 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.001658


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Abstract

We investigate the effect of water impurity in a CsLiB 6 O 10 (CLBO) crystal on the ultraviolet properties of the bulk laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) and transmittance. The water impurity was eliminated by heating the CLBO sample with dimensions of 5 m m × 5 m m × 10 m m at 150 ° C in an ambient atmosphere and subsequently in a dry atmosphere. The bulk LIDT of the sample after heat treatment improved by about 1.6-fold compared with that before heat treatment.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: March 11, 2009

Citation
Takahiro Kawamura, Masashi Yoshimura, Yoshiyuki Honda, Masato Nishioka, Yohei Shimizu, Yasuo Kitaoka, Yusuke Mori, and Takatomo Sasaki, "Effect of water impurity in CsLiB6O10 crystals on bulk laser-induced damage threshold and transmittance in the ultraviolet region," Appl. Opt. 48, 1658-1662 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-9-1658


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