15 January 2007 The effect of pulse duration on laser-induced damage by 1053-nm light in potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals
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Laser induced damage in potassium dihydogen phosphate (KDP) has previously been shown to depend significantly on pulse duration for 351-nm Gaussian pulses. In this work we studied the properties of damage initiated by 1053-nm temporally Gaussian pulses with 10ns and 3ns FWHM durations. Our results indicate that the number of damage sites induced by 1053-nm light scales with pulse duration (τ) as τ12)0.17 in contrast to the previously reported results for 351-nm light as (τ12)0.35. This indicates that damage site formation is significantly less probable at longer wavelengths for a given fluence.
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D. A. Cross, M. R. Braunstein, C. W. Carr, "The effect of pulse duration on laser-induced damage by 1053-nm light in potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals", Proc. SPIE 6403, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2006, 64031U (15 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696078; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.696078
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