11 August 2014 Accelerated lifetime testing of fused silica for deep ultraviolet laser applications revised
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Optical Engineering, 53(12), 122508 (2014). doi:10.1117/1.OE.53.12.122508
Abstract
We report on the continuation of a comparative study of different fused silica materials for ArF laser applications. After selecting potentially suited fused silica materials from their laser-induced absorption and compaction obtained by a short-time testing procedure, accelerated lifetime tests have been undertaken by sample irradiating at liquid nitrogen temperature and subsequent direct absorption measurements were made using the laser-induced deflection technique. The obtained degradation acceleration strongly differs between fused silica materials, showing high and low oxygen hole (OH) contents, respectively. As a result, a difference in the absorption degradation mechanism between high and low OH-containing fused silica is proposed. Consequently, two different scenarios for an acceleration of the absorption degradation are derived.
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Christian Mühlig, Simon Bublitz, "Accelerated lifetime testing of fused silica for deep ultraviolet laser applications revised," Optical Engineering 53(12), 122508 (11 August 2014). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.12.122508
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