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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 31453–31461

Optical breakdown of multilayer thin-films induced by ultrashort pulses at MHz repetition rates

Ivan B. Angelov, Maximilian von Pechmann, Michael K. Trubetskov, Ferenc Krausz, and Vladimir Pervak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 31453-31461 (2013)

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Multilayer coatings composed of TiO2, Ta2O5, HfO2, or Al2O3 as high-index materials and SiO2 as low-index material were investigated for laser-induced damage using 1 ps, 5 µJ pulses generated by a mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator operating at a wavelength of 1030 nm and repetition rate of 11.5 MHz. Previously reported linear band gap dependence of damage threshold at kHz repetition rates was confirmed also for the MHz regime. Additionally, we studied the effect of electric field distribution inside of the layer stack. We did not observe any significant influence of thermal effects on the laser-induced damage threshold in this regime.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2013
Published: December 12, 2013

Ivan B. Angelov, Maximilian von Pechmann, Michael K. Trubetskov, Ferenc Krausz, and Vladimir Pervak, "Optical breakdown of multilayer thin-films induced by ultrashort pulses at MHz repetition rates," Opt. Express 21, 31453-31461 (2013)

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