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29 July 1992 Absorption and damage threshold of KCl and KBr at 10.6 um
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In this paper we report on an empirical study of the absorption and laser damage threshold behavior of uncoated KCI and KBr windows at 10.6 micrometers . Absorption measurements were performed with the aid of CO2 laser calorimeter. Single-shot damage thresholds at different spot sizes were measured by a computer-controlled test facility using 100 ns pulses from a TEA-CO2 laser. A video microscopy system was installed for on-line damage detection. Onset-damage thresholds (0% LIDT) are compared with the 50% damage thresholds. Damage morphology was investigated by Nomarski microscopy.
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Manfred Rahe, Reinhard Kunze, Holger Schmidt, Detlev Ristau, and Herbert Welling "Absorption and damage threshold of KCl and KBr at 10.6 um", Proc. SPIE 1624, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1991, (29 July 1992);

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