14 July 1995 Enhancement factors for local electric fields in inhomogeneous media
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The microstructure of dielectric films provides a significant influence on the electric field distribution in these materials. In this paper, we focus on the relationship between the electric field distribution and organization of film constituents. Using our self- consistent determination of the local electric field in inhomogeneous media, we have shown that enhanced fields can result from columnar microstructures such as typically generated by CVD-type fabrication processes, and low dielectric components in optical coatings. In addition to the microstructural enhancement, a surface specific enhancement due to presence of low dielectric components is observed.
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Kim F. Ferris, Kim F. Ferris, Gregory J. Exarhos, Gregory J. Exarhos, Steven M. Risser, Steven M. Risser, } "Enhancement factors for local electric fields in inhomogeneous media", Proc. SPIE 2428, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994, (14 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213724; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.213724

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