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Early laser damage research at State Optical Institute in Leningrad

Paper Abstract

State Optical Institute (SOI) named after S.I. Vavilov was the major Federal research institute in the USSR responsible for research and development of optical materials, optical components and optical systems for wide range of applications. Creation of first high power pulsed lasers in ruby and Nd doped glasses in middle sixties resulted in damage of optical components used in those lasers. Therefore complex researches were triggered at SOI in several directions. The main attention was paid the role of different defects on damage of different materials. The leading research group in both theory and experiment was headed by Dr. Alexey Bonch-Bruevich while development of technology of materials with high resistance to laser radiation was managed by Dr. Gury Petrovskii. This presentation will provide a survey of results in theory and experimental study of mechanisms of laser induced damage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2018
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10805, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference, 1080506 (16 November 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2502569
Show Author Affiliations
Leonid Glebov, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Vladimir L. Komolov, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10805:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference
Christopher Wren Carr; Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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