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Laser-induced damage of diamond films
Author(s): Harold E. Read; M. Merker; Gerry A. Gurtman; Russell S. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

The laser-induced damage thresholds of diamond films deposited on silicon substrates were investigated. Experiments were performed with both CW and pulsed lasers operating at a wavelength of 10. 6 jim. Analytical studies were conducted to determine the thermal and thermomechanical states as well as the electric field strengths of the films and the substrates at the damage thresholds in an effort to identify the damage mechanism. The evidence suggests that the diamond films are damaged by stress-induced cracking which occurs when the underlying silicon approaches melt. 1 .

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1441, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1990, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.27530
Show Author Affiliations
Harold E. Read, S-Cubed (United States)
M. Merker, S-Cubed (United States)
Gerry A. Gurtman, S-Cubed (United States)
Russell S. Wilson, S-Cubed (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1441:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1990
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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