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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28719–28728

Temperature dependence of laser-induced damage threshold of optical coatings at different pulse widths

Katsuhiro Mikami, Shinji Motokoshi, Toshihiro Somekawa, Takahisa Jitsuno, Masayuki Fujita, and Kazuo A Tanaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28719-28728 (2013)

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The temperature dependence of the laser-induced damage threshold on optical coatings was studied in detail for laser pulses from 123 K to 473 K at different temperature. For pulses longer than a few picoseconds, the laser-induced damage threshold of coated substrates increased with decreasing temperature. This temperature dependence was reversed for pulses shorter than a few picoseconds. We describe the physics models to explain the observed scaling. The electron avalanche is essential to explain the differences in the temperature dependence.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

Katsuhiro Mikami, Shinji Motokoshi, Toshihiro Somekawa, Takahisa Jitsuno, Masayuki Fujita, and Kazuo A Tanaka, "Temperature dependence of laser-induced damage threshold of optical coatings at different pulse widths," Opt. Express 21, 28719-28728 (2013)

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