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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2538–2540

Predicting laser-induced bulk damage and conditioning for deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals using an absorption distribution model

Zhi M. Liao, M. L. Spaeth, K. Manes, J. J. Adams, and C. W. Carr  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2538-2540 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002538


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Abstract

We present an empirical model that describes the experimentally observed laser-induced bulk damage and conditioning behavior in deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate (DKDP) crystals. The model expands on an existing nanoabsorber precursor model and the multistep absorption mechanism to include two populations of absorbing defects, one with linear absorption and another with nonlinear absorption. We show that this model connects previously uncorrelated small-beam damage initiation probability data to large-beam damage density measurements over a range of nanosecond pulse widths. In addition, this work predicts the damage behavior of laser-conditioned DKDP.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(350.1820) Other areas of optics : Damage

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2010
Published: July 26, 2010

Citation
Zhi M. Liao, M. L. Spaeth, K. Manes, J. J. Adams, and C. W. Carr, "Predicting laser-induced bulk damage and conditioning for deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals using an absorption distribution model," Opt. Lett. 35, 2538-2540 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-15-2538


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