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Multishot laser damage in transparent solids: theory of accumulation effect
Author(s): M. F. Koldunov; Alexander A. Manenkov; I. L. Pocotilo
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Paper Abstract

A phenomenological model for accumulation of irreversible changes initiated by absorbing inclusion in transparent dielectric material under laser radiation is proposed. Kinetics of the accumulation process is investigated for both highly absorbing and low absorbing inclusions. Main regularities of the accumulation effect are derived, particularly the dependence of multishot damage threshold upon a number of pulses. Results of the theoretical analysis are compared with experimental data.

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Date Published: 14 July 1995
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2428, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994, (14 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213770
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M. F. Koldunov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander A. Manenkov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
I. L. Pocotilo, General Physics Institute (Russia)


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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