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Laser-induced bulk damage in Yb:S-FAP crystals
Author(s): Zhi M. Liao; John J. Adams; Jeff Jarboe; Joe Menapace; Norm Nielsen; Sam Schrauth; Justin Wolfe; Al Erlandson; Kathleen Schaffers; Christopher Stolz; Andy Bayramian; John Carid
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Paper Abstract

The Mercury laser uses ytterbium-doped strontium fluorapatite (Yb:S-FAP) crystals as the gain medium with a nominal clear aperture of 4 x 6 cm. Recent damage test data have indicated the existence of bulk precursors in Yb:S-FAP that initiate damage starting at approximately 10 J/cm2 at 9 ns under 1064 nm irradiation. In this paper, we report on preliminary results on bulk damage studies on Yb:S-FAP crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6403, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2006, 64031X (18 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696218
Show Author Affiliations
Zhi M. Liao, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John J. Adams, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jeff Jarboe, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joe Menapace, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Norm Nielsen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sam Schrauth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Justin Wolfe, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Al Erlandson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kathleen Schaffers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Andy Bayramian, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John Carid, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6403:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2006
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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