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Title: Effect of temporal pulse shape on optical damage

Abstract

The conditions under which optical materials are susceptible to laser-induced damage is a topic which has been the subject of considerable study. Laser parameters such as wavelength and temporal pulse duration have been studied extensively. Until this work the effect of temporal pulse shape has not been considered. The authors present here data from a simple single-parameter model and a supporting experiment which predicts that a flat-in-time pulse will produce damage at approximately 80% of the fluence of a Gaussian pulse of the same duration.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Ave., Livermore, California 94550 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20971780
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2431705; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DAMAGE; LASERS; PULSE SHAPERS; PULSES; WAVELENGTHS

Citation Formats

Carr, C. W., Trenholme, J. B., and Spaeth, M. L. Effect of temporal pulse shape on optical damage. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2431705.
Carr, C. W., Trenholme, J. B., & Spaeth, M. L. Effect of temporal pulse shape on optical damage. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2431705.
Carr, C. W., Trenholme, J. B., and Spaeth, M. L. Mon . "Effect of temporal pulse shape on optical damage". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2431705.
@article{osti_20971780,
title = {Effect of temporal pulse shape on optical damage},
author = {Carr, C. W. and Trenholme, J. B. and Spaeth, M. L.},
abstractNote = {The conditions under which optical materials are susceptible to laser-induced damage is a topic which has been the subject of considerable study. Laser parameters such as wavelength and temporal pulse duration have been studied extensively. Until this work the effect of temporal pulse shape has not been considered. The authors present here data from a simple single-parameter model and a supporting experiment which predicts that a flat-in-time pulse will produce damage at approximately 80% of the fluence of a Gaussian pulse of the same duration.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2431705},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 4,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 22 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}