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Stimulated Brillouin scattering and front surface damage
Author(s): Jean Michel Sajer
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Paper Abstract

We investigate theoretically the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) which occurs during damage experiments on thick fused silica samples. A 3D time dependent model shows that for conditions equivalent to the experimental ones, the Stokes fluence at the front surface is of the same order as the incident laser fluence increasing in this way the damage probability of this face. The effect of self-focusing on this process is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5273, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2003, (10 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.524222
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Jean Michel Sajer, CEA-CESTA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5273:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2003
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Norbert Kaiser; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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