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Computer simulation of light propagation through optical coatings with inhomogeneous microstructure
Author(s): Vitali E. Gruzdev; Anastasia S. Gruzdeva
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Paper Abstract

There are presented initial results of investigation of influence of local optical and thermal parameters of thin dielectric films and optical coatings with inhomogeneous micromorphology on light propagation. Linear and nonlinear light propagation accompanied by laser-induced heating have been considered. Modeling is used to investigate the process described by coupled nonlinear equations. Obtained results show critical role of nonlinear phenomena resulting in formation of local maxima of laser intensity inside the films which is followed by highly inhomogeneous local heating of the films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321519
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Vitali E. Gruzdev, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Anastasia S. Gruzdeva, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3343:
High-Power Laser Ablation
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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