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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10625–10631

Image processing method for laser damage probability measurement by single-shot of laser pulse

Jianping Hu, Zhou Xin, Li Shugang, Liu Zhicao, Pan Feng, and Chen Songlin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10625-10631 (2011)

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An experiment for high efficiency laser-induced damage probability measurement has been implemented using a periodic binary phase grating. With such a grating, a laser beam is transformed into an ensemble array of Gaussian-like spots, which is known as the Fresnel image of the grating. A scientific CCD camera is used to image the laser spot array as well as the damage of the coating sample. The image data is then processed to obtain the peak fluence distribution of the laser spot array based on the calibrated CCD grayscale. By comparing the image of the damaged coating sample with that of the laser spot array, the damage probability of the coating sample can be precisely determined by the use of single-shot of laser pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2011
Published: May 16, 2011

Jianping Hu, Zhou Xin, Li Shugang, Liu Zhicao, Pan Feng, and Chen Songlin, "Image processing method for laser damage probability measurement by single-shot of laser pulse," Opt. Express 19, 10625-10631 (2011)

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