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Optical damage and self-damage in semiconductor laser materials
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Paper Abstract

Experimental data are reviewed on optical damage phenomena occurring underexternal laser irradiation and self-damage phenomena in semiconductor laser materials. Laser irradiation damage threshold is found much higher for monochromatic emission within the transparency range than in absorption range. Different physical models are considered critically to explain experimental data and discuss measures for improvement of the optical 'strength' of laser materials. It is discussed also that calculated thermal balance for semiconductor laser self- damage is not in good agreement with observation of damaging that shows signs of thermal destructive process.

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Date Published: 20 April 1998
PDF: 28 pages
Proc. SPIE 3244, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1997, (20 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307025
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Petr Georgievich Eliseev, P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3244:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1997
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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