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A new damage testing system for detailed evaluation of damage behavior of bulk KDP and DKDP
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new damage testing approach and instrumentation that provides quantitative measurements of bulk damage versus fluence for several frequencies. A major advantage of this method is that it can simultaneously provide direct information on pinpoint density and size, and beam obscuration. This allows for more accurate evaluation of material performance under operational conditions. Protocols for laser conditioning to improve damage performance can also be easily and rapidly evaluated. This damage testing approach has enabled us to perform complex experiments toward probing the fundamental mechanisms of damage initiation and conditioning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5647, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004, (21 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.585217
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Paul P. DeMange, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Raluca A. Negres, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher Wren Carr, 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. 5647:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Norbert Kaiser; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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