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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16326–16333

Laser damage performance of KD2–xHxPO4 crystals following X-ray irradiation

R. A. Negres, C. K. Saw, P. DeMange, and S. G. Demos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16326-16333 (2008)

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We investigate the laser-induced damage performance of KD2–xHxPO4 crystals following exposure to X-ray irradiation. Two important issues addressed by our study are i) the performance of the material when operational conditions lead to its exposure to ionizing irradiation and ii) the way the radiation-induced transient defects interact with the pre-existing precursor defects responsible for laser-induced damage. Our results indicate that the damage performance of the material is affected by exposure to X-rays. This behavior is attributed to a change in the physical properties of the precursors which, in turn, affect their ability to initiate damage following interaction with X-ray generated defects.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2008
Published: September 29, 2008

R. A. Negres, C. K. Saw, P. DeMange, and S. G. Demos, "Laser damage performance of KD2-χHχPO4 crystals following X-ray irradiation," Opt. Express 16, 16326-16333 (2008)

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