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Residual stress near cracks of K9 and fused silica under 1064 nm nanosecond laser irradiation
Author(s): Zhen Zhang; Hongjie Liu; Jin Huang; Xiaoyan Zhou; Dahua Ren; Xinlu Cheng; Xiaodong Jiang; Weidong Wu; Wanguo Zheng
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of birefringence induced in K9 and fused silica specimens by cracks produced by 1064 nm Nd : YAG laser have been presented. The Birefringence data is converted into the units of stress, thus permitting the estimation of residual stress near crack. The intensity of residual stress in K9 glass is larger than that in fused silica under the same condition. The similarity of residual stress distribution along the y-axis reveals that the nature of shock wave transmission in optical materials under 1064 nm laser irradiation is the same with each other. The value of residual stress can be influenced by laser parameters and characterization of optical material. Simulation based on a theoretical model giving the residual stress field around a crack is developed for comparison with experiment results. The probability of initial damage and the direction of the energy dissipation in cracks determine the residual stress distribution. The thermal stress coupling enlarges the asymmetry of residual stress distribution. Residual stress in optical material has a strong effect on fracture and should be taken into account in any formulation that involves the enhanced damage resistance of optical components used in laser induced damage experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(11) 114201 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.11.114201
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Zhen Zhang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Hongjie Liu, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Jin Huang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Xiaoyan Zhou, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Dahua Ren, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Xinlu Cheng, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Xiaodong Jiang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Weidong Wu, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Wanguo Zheng, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)

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