LASER-INDUCED DAMAGE PROBABILITY AT 1. 06 mu m AND 0. 69 mu m.

Michael Bass, Harrison H Barrett

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Abstract

The first directly comparable measurements of the laser-induced surface damage process at both ruby and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths are reported. The most striking feature of the data is that all the materials studied are harder to damage at 0. 69 mu m than at 1. 06 mu m. The probabilistic nature of the laser-induced damage process at 1. 06 mu m was explored further by measuring the distribution of breakdown starting times with an image-converter streak camera. In addition, several connections between the probabilistic and thresholdlike interpretations of laser-induced damage are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-699
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1973
Externally publishedYes

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LASER-INDUCED DAMAGE PROBABILITY AT 1. 06 mu m AND 0. 69 mu m. / Bass, Michael; Barrett, Harrison H.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 12, No. 4, 04.1973, p. 690-699.

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