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Time-resolved studies of laser damage processes in DKDP crystals
Author(s): HongBing Jiang; Jason McNary; Harry W.K. Tom; Ming Yan; Harry B. Radousky; Stavros G. Demos
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Paper Abstract

We have used a 3-color imagin technique to obtain time- resolved series of images during nanosecond laser damage in bulk DKDP crystals. In contrast to single-pump, single-probe time-resolved imaging techniques, we are able to correlate behavior during single damage events. This enables us to observe a range of morphological dynamics that is otherwise difficult to study, including: the propagation of elastic sound waves and the liquid/solid melt front from the damage nucleation site and the dynamics of crack formation and propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3902, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1999, (3 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379333
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HongBing Jiang, Univ. of California/Riverside (United States)
Jason McNary, Univ. of California/Riverside (United States)
Harry W.K. Tom, Univ. of California/Riverside (United States)
Ming Yan, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Harry B. Radousky, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stavros G. Demos, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3902:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1999
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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