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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12196–12198

Sulfate may play an important role in the wavelength dependence of laser induced damage

Li Liang, Zhao Xian, Sun Xun , and Sun Xueqin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12196-12198 (2006)

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Sulfate replacement of potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) was studied by the first-principles simulation method and the density of of its states was calculated. We found that sulfate can reduce the band gap of KDP crystal to 3.90eV (318nm), which is consistent with the experimental work of others and indicates that sulfate may be a source of the low damage threshold.

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(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage

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Original Manuscript: October 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Li Liang, Zhao Xian, Sun Xun, and Sun Xueqin, "Sulfate may play an important role in the wavelength dependence of laser induced damage," Opt. Express 14, 12196-12198 (2006)

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