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How small stresses affect 351-nm damage onset in fused silica
Author(s): Faiz Dahmani; John C. Lambropoulos; Stephen J. Burns; Semyon Papernov; Ansgar W. Schmid
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an innovative technique for designing high-strength optical glasses in which slow crack growth is arrested and the laser-induced damage threshold is significantly higher. The technique consists simply of applying compressive stresses in the surfaces of a glass. An increase of up to 70 percent in fused-silica exit-surface as well as front-surface threshold has been obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3578, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344407
Show Author Affiliations
Faiz Dahmani, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
John C. Lambropoulos, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Stephen J. Burns, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Semyon Papernov, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ansgar W. Schmid, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3578:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1998
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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