Heavy fluorocarbons are used for stimulated Brillouin scattering mirrors and compression. In this article, we studied the change of absorption spectrum of FC-72 and FC-75 due to the exposure to intense laser pulses. The fluorocarbons have been exposed to laser beams at 1064, 532, and 266 nm. The result shows limitation on the use of these materials for UV pulse compression.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007
Olivier Chalus and Jean-Claude Diels, "Lifetime of fluorocarbon for high-energy stimulated Brillouin scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 606-608 (2007)