Qian Zhao Shanghai Inst. of Optics & Fine Mechanics (United States) Zhengxiu Fan Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China) ZhiJiang Wang Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (United States)
Considering the interface absorption in optical coatings, we propose a model to simulate interface absorption. Calculations are made and the temperature field of several kinds of thin film multilayers, including those of partial reflectivity, high-reflectivity, and antireflectivity coatings are analyzed. The interface absorption is found to greatly influence the temperature distribution within multilayer coatings and to weaken the laser damage resistance of the samples. The real-time results of the photothermal deflection technique for laser induced damage to samples supports the model.