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Summary of laser damage data for diamond
Author(s): Roger M. Wood
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Paper Abstract

The growth of large area artificial diamond by the chemical vapor deposition technique has led to the possibility of the deployment of diamond components, especially as the output windows of dual-band laser radar and viewing systems used in adverse atmospheric conditions. The characterization of this material, and in particular the measurement of its power and energy handling capability, is therefore of interest to a wide spectrum of workers in the high power laser field. This paper summarizes the published laser threshold data and attempts to correlate these with the laser wavelength and pulse length and material absorption in order to gain a consistent picture. This analysis shows that although much of the early material was limited by both particulate and lattice absorption there is now material available that approximates to Type IIa natural diamond and reaches the theoretical power handling capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2428, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994, (14 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213705
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Roger M. Wood, COSOLAS Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2428:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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