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Effect of low-angle quasi-particles on the laser damage threshold of KDP single crystals
Author(s): Vitaly I. Salo; V. F. Tkachenko; M. A. Rom
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Paper Abstract

The thin structure of KDP crystals was studied using multicrystal x-ray diffraction analysis of high resolution and two-crystal topography for reflection. KDP crystals grown from aqueous solutions are characterized by the impurity striated structure caused by the fluctuation of the growth processes, the latter results in the nonuniform penetration and distribution of impurities and formation of low angle turns during a layer-by-layer growth. Low angle quasi-boundaries separating the strips of the normal growth are perhaps of a nondislocational origin. A qualitative correlation between the concentration of low angle quasi- boundaries in the crystal and the value of bulk laser damage threshold has been found.

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Date Published: 13 May 1997
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2966, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996, (13 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274263
Show Author Affiliations
Vitaly I. Salo, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)
V. F. Tkachenko, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)
M. A. Rom, Institute for Single Crystals (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2966:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1996
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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