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Title: Influence of absorption-edge properties on subpicosecond intrinsic laser-damage threshold at 1053 nm in hafnia and silica monolayers

Abstract

Owing to their relatively high resistance to laser-induced damage, hafnia and silica are commonly used in multilayered optical coatings in high-power laser facilities as high- and low-refractive-index materials, respectively. Here we quantify the laser-induced–damage threshold (LIDT) at 1053 nm in the short-pulse regime of hafnia and silica monolayers deposited by different fabrication methods including electron-beam evaporation, plasma ion-assisted deposition and ion-assisted deposition. The results demonstrate that nominally identical coatings fabricated by different deposition techniques and/or vendors can exhibit significantly different damage thresholds. A correlation of the LIDT performance of each material with its corresponding absorption edge is investigated. Here, our analysis indicates a weak correlation between intrinsic LIDT and the optical gap of each material (Tauc gap) but a much better correlation when considering the spectral characteristics in the Urbach tail spectral range. Spectrophotometry and photothermal absorption were used to provide evidence of the correlation between the strength of the red-shifted absorption tail and reduced LIDT at 1053 nm.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Centre d’Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques d’Aquitaine (CEA CESTA), Le Barp (France)
  2. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). Lab for Laser Energetics
  3. Univ. de Bordeaux, Talence (France)
  4. Aix Marseille Univ., Marseille (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). Lab for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Contributing Org.:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
OSTI Identifier:
1524126
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1526437
Report Number(s):
2019-41; 2459; 1500
Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087; OPEXFF; 2019-41, 1500, 2459
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003856
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Chorel, Marine, Papernov, S., Kozlov, A. A., Hoffman, B. N., Oliver, J. B., Demos, S. G., Lanternier, T., Lavastre, É., Lamaignère, L., Roquin, N., Bousquet, B., Bonod, N., and Néauport, J. Influence of absorption-edge properties on subpicosecond intrinsic laser-damage threshold at 1053 nm in hafnia and silica monolayers. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.27.016922.
Chorel, Marine, Papernov, S., Kozlov, A. A., Hoffman, B. N., Oliver, J. B., Demos, S. G., Lanternier, T., Lavastre, É., Lamaignère, L., Roquin, N., Bousquet, B., Bonod, N., & Néauport, J. Influence of absorption-edge properties on subpicosecond intrinsic laser-damage threshold at 1053 nm in hafnia and silica monolayers. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.27.016922.
Chorel, Marine, Papernov, S., Kozlov, A. A., Hoffman, B. N., Oliver, J. B., Demos, S. G., Lanternier, T., Lavastre, É., Lamaignère, L., Roquin, N., Bousquet, B., Bonod, N., and Néauport, J. Mon . "Influence of absorption-edge properties on subpicosecond intrinsic laser-damage threshold at 1053 nm in hafnia and silica monolayers". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.27.016922.
@article{osti_1524126,
title = {Influence of absorption-edge properties on subpicosecond intrinsic laser-damage threshold at 1053 nm in hafnia and silica monolayers},
author = {Chorel, Marine and Papernov, S. and Kozlov, A. A. and Hoffman, B. N. and Oliver, J. B. and Demos, S. G. and Lanternier, T. and Lavastre, É. and Lamaignère, L. and Roquin, N. and Bousquet, B. and Bonod, N. and Néauport, J.},
abstractNote = {Owing to their relatively high resistance to laser-induced damage, hafnia and silica are commonly used in multilayered optical coatings in high-power laser facilities as high- and low-refractive-index materials, respectively. Here we quantify the laser-induced–damage threshold (LIDT) at 1053 nm in the short-pulse regime of hafnia and silica monolayers deposited by different fabrication methods including electron-beam evaporation, plasma ion-assisted deposition and ion-assisted deposition. The results demonstrate that nominally identical coatings fabricated by different deposition techniques and/or vendors can exhibit significantly different damage thresholds. A correlation of the LIDT performance of each material with its corresponding absorption edge is investigated. Here, our analysis indicates a weak correlation between intrinsic LIDT and the optical gap of each material (Tauc gap) but a much better correlation when considering the spectral characteristics in the Urbach tail spectral range. Spectrophotometry and photothermal absorption were used to provide evidence of the correlation between the strength of the red-shifted absorption tail and reduced LIDT at 1053 nm.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.27.016922},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 12,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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