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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2766–2768

Investigation of laser annealing parameters for optimal laser-damage performance in deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2766-2768 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002766


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Abstract

Laser annealing via preexposure to laser pulses at sub-damage-threshold fluences is known to improve the resistance of KDP crystals to laser-induced damage. Using a specific damage-testing method, we investigate the laser annealing process as a function of fluence and number of preexposure pulses (at 355 nm, 2.5 ns). Our aim is to reveal the key laser parameters in order to devise a practical and efficient protocol for optimizing performance of the material for operation in laser systems in the near UV. Results suggest that a near twofold improvement to the laser-damage performance can be achieved with a limited number of preexposure pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Citation
R. A. Negres, P. DeMange, and S. G. Demos, "Investigation of laser annealing parameters for optimal laser-damage performance in deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate," Opt. Lett. 30, 2766-2768 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-20-2766


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