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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2012
  • pp: 7826–7833

Bulk laser-induced damage threshold of titanium-doped sapphire crystals

B. Bussière, O. Utéza, N. Sanner, M. Sentis, G. Riboulet, L. Vigroux, M. Commandré, F. Wagner, J.-Y. Natoli, and J.-P. Chambaret  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 32, pp. 7826-7833 (2012)

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The bulk laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT) fluence of Ti:sapphire is determined under single-pulse irradiation from the femtosecond to nanosecond temporal regimes in the visible and near-infrared spectral domains. In the range of explored laser conditions, the LIDT fluence increases with both pulse duration and wavelength. The results are also compared to laser interaction with sapphire samples and show an increased resistance to laser damage when the material is doped with Ti 3 + ions. These conclusions are of interest for robust operation of high-peak-power femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser chains.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2012
Published: November 9, 2012

B. Bussière, O. Utéza, N. Sanner, M. Sentis, G. Riboulet, L. Vigroux, M. Commandré, F. Wagner, J.-Y. Natoli, and J.-P. Chambaret, "Bulk laser-induced damage threshold of titanium-doped sapphire crystals," Appl. Opt. 51, 7826-7833 (2012)

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