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Atomic force microscopy studies of laser-triggered morphology changes in Y2O3 monolayer coatings
Author(s): Semyon Papernov; Ansgar W. Schmid
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Paper Abstract

Atomic-force microscopy of pulsed and cw Nd:laser-irradiated Y2O3 monolayer coatings reveals that fluences insufficient to eject film-defect nodules are able to prompt formation of structural film features that we characterize and whose formation by linear absorption we establish. These features can be identified as precursors for conventional damage morphologies, i.e., craters.

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Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180918
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Semyon Papernov, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ansgar W. Schmid, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2114:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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