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Optical Engineering

On The Nature Of The Accumulation Effect In Laser-Induced Damage To Optical Materials
Author(s): A. A. Manenkov; G. A. Matyushin; V. S. Nechitailo; A. M. Prokhorov; A. S. Tsaprilov
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Paper Abstract

Features of multiple-shot laser-induced damage to optical materials are analyzed. The methodology of studying the accumulation effect responsible for catastrophic damage, based on the statistical approach, is suggested, and the basic characteristics of multiple-shot damage are introduced. Possible mechanisms of microdamage in materials under multiple laser irradiation are discussed. The experimental data on the laser-induced damage to optical polymer materials which demonstrate some basic properties of the accumulation effect are presented. The ways of suppressing the accumulation effect in transparent polymers which result in a considerable increase of laser damage resistance are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 22(4) 224400 doi: 10.1117/12.7973134
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 22, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
A. A. Manenkov, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (USSR)
G. A. Matyushin, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (USSR)
V. S. Nechitailo, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (USSR)
A. M. Prokhorov, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (USSR)
A. S. Tsaprilov, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (USSR)


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