29 December 1998 Liquid crystal modulators with improved laser damage resistance
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Proceedings Volume 3682, Laser Optics '98: Solid State Lasers; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334788
Event: Laser Optics '98, 1998, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Experimental results have been given on laser-damage resistance of the liquid crystal modulator with longitudinal operating electrical field. It was shown that laser-damage resistance of the modulator is limited by the ITO transparent electrodes and equals 2.5 - 2.9 J/cm2 at 1.06 nm, (tau) equals 15 ns. To improve this parameter we proposed an liquid crystal structure controlled by a transverse electric field in which the ITO electrodes are removed out of the zone intense laser radiation. The main characteristics of this mode liquid crystal modulator are discussed.
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Fiodor L. Vladimirov, Fiodor L. Vladimirov, Nina I. Pletneva, Nina I. Pletneva, Ivan E. Morichev, Ivan E. Morichev, Leonid N. Soms, Leonid N. Soms, Vasiliy P. Pokrovskiy, Vasiliy P. Pokrovskiy, "Liquid crystal modulators with improved laser damage resistance", Proc. SPIE 3682, Laser Optics '98: Solid State Lasers, (29 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334788; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334788

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