20 December 2017 Damage testing of nematic liquid crystalline materials for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse lengths at 1053 nm
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Abstract
Damage-test data are scarce for liquid crystalline (LC) materials at 1-ns pulse lengths and nonexistent at shorter pulselengths. Here we describe the methodology to develop a comprehensive database of damage performance for typical nematic LC’s for a wide range of pulse lengths at 1053 nm. This series of nematic LC materials investigates the effect of a varying degree of π-electron delocalization. Obtaining damage-threshold measurements is of fundamental interest for the consideration of LC materials for applications in short-pulse laser systems.
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T. Z. Kosc, T. Z. Kosc, K. L. Marshall, K. L. Marshall, A. A. Kozlov, A. A. Kozlov, S. Papernov, S. Papernov, S. G. Demos, S. G. Demos, } "Damage testing of nematic liquid crystalline materials for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse lengths at 1053 nm", Proc. SPIE 10447, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2017, 104471G (20 December 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2281406; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2281406
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