18 January 2007 Laser-induced bulk damage in Yb:S-FAP crystals
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The Mercury laser uses ytterbium-doped strontium fluorapatite (Yb:S-FAP) crystals as the gain medium with a nominal clear aperture of 4 x 6 cm. Recent damage test data have indicated the existence of bulk precursors in Yb:S-FAP that initiate damage starting at approximately 10 J/cm2 at 9 ns under 1064 nm irradiation. In this paper, we report on preliminary results on bulk damage studies on Yb:S-FAP crystals.
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Zhi M. Liao, Zhi M. Liao, John J. Adams, John J. Adams, Jeff Jarboe, Jeff Jarboe, Joe Menapace, Joe Menapace, Norm Nielsen, Norm Nielsen, Sam Schrauth, Sam Schrauth, Justin Wolfe, Justin Wolfe, Al Erlandson, Al Erlandson, Kathleen Schaffers, Kathleen Schaffers, Christopher Stolz, Christopher Stolz, Andy Bayramian, Andy Bayramian, John Carid, John Carid, } "Laser-induced bulk damage in Yb:S-FAP crystals", Proc. SPIE 6403, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2006, 64031X (18 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696218; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.696218
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