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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10151–10164

Damage morphology change condition and thermal accumulation effect on high-reflection coatings at 1064nm

Zhichao Liu, Jin Luo, Yi Zheng, Ping Ma, Zhe Zhang, Yaowei Wei, Feng Pan, and Songlin Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10151-10164 (2014)

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The damage conversion behavior of high-reflection coatings under multiple shot of 1064nm nanosecond pulse laser has been investigated. The mechanism of initiation and evolution law of multi-shot damage has been revealed by use of surface profiler and focus ion beam with SEM. The scald damage tends to become delaminate damage under some certain condition. Huge experiments supports that this morphology change condition has a close connection with scald initial fluence, scald size, subsequent fluence and shot number. The relationship among these factors is for the first time achieved to offer the “safety lines” for components. The thermal accumulation effect on the decline of damage threshold under multi-shot has been studied in theory and verified experimentally. In addition, a theory-based formula is used to fit the experiment data for further prediction of thin film life-time.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: December 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2014
Published: April 21, 2014

Zhichao Liu, Jin Luo, Yi Zheng, Ping Ma, Zhe Zhang, Yaowei Wei, Feng Pan, and Songlin Chen, "Damage morphology change condition and thermal accumulation effect on high-reflection coatings at 1064nm," Opt. Express 22, 10151-10164 (2014)

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