4 April 1997 Optical breakdown of transparent dielectrics by picosecond and subnanosecond laser pulses
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Proceedings Volume 3093, Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-9); (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.271660
Event: Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction, 1996, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
While the optical breakdown of transparent dielectrics for nanosecond and longer laser pulses is well investigated theoretically and experimentally, the breakdown in a field of picosecond and femtosecond pulses has not been adequately explored. At the same time such investigation presents scientific interest, because short pulse duration can make some change for a mechanism of the optical breakdown. Also these data have practical importance for high energy laser development and management of temporal parameters of a pulse. Thus we have carried out measurements of the damage thresholds for pulse durations 450 ps and 3 ps (FWHM) for fused silica. Theoretical analysis is presented to explain experimental results. The possibility of applying the optical breakdown for pulse shortening is discussed.
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Aleksey A. Kozlov, Aleksey A. Kozlov, Alexander A. Andreev, Alexander A. Andreev, Sergey A. Chizhov, Sergey A. Chizhov, Alexander B. Vankov, Alexander B. Vankov, Vladimir E. Yashin, Vladimir E. Yashin, } "Optical breakdown of transparent dielectrics by picosecond and subnanosecond laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 3093, Nonresonant Laser-Matter Interaction (NLMI-9), (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271660; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.271660

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