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Flux resistance degradation in resonant grating multilayer mirror
Author(s): Marwan Abdou Ahmed; Jean Claude Pommier; Florent Pigeon; Olivier M. Parriaux
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Paper Abstract

The operation of a polarizing grating laser mirror relies upon the coupling of the undesired polarization to one mode of the multilayer mirror. This is accompanied by an increased electric field in the mirror, thus to a decrease of the damage threshold by a factor 50. The damage threshold of the grating multilayer for the uncoupled lasing polarization is as much as 80% of that of the gratingless multilayer. The laser damage threshold tests have been made on a grating multilayer of SiO2/HfO2 deposited by sputtering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5250, Advances in Optical Thin Films, (25 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513692
Show Author Affiliations
Marwan Abdou Ahmed, TSI Lab., CNRS-Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
Jean Claude Pommier, TSI Lab., CNRS-Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
Florent Pigeon, TSI Lab., CNRS-Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
Olivier M. Parriaux, TSI Lab., CNRS-Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5250:
Advances in Optical Thin Films
Claude Amra; Norbert Kaiser; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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