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Laser Damage Threshold Of Diamond Films
Author(s): S Albin; V K Lakdawala; J A Williams; C E Byvik; A M Buoncristiani
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Paper Abstract

The many unique properties of diamond make it useful for laser optics. Diamond has a thermal stress parameter significantly higher than other materials. Laser damage thresholds of free-standing diamond film windows, diamond films deposited on silicon substrates and bare silicon substrates were measured. As expected the free-standing diamond films showed a high laser damage threshold. The film-substrate combination had a lower damage threshold which is attributed to film stress and conditions of film deposition. Dielectric breakdown induced by laser radiation may be the damage mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0877, Micro-Optoelectronic Materials, (18 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943944
Show Author Affiliations
S Albin, Old Dominion University (United States)
V K Lakdawala, Old Dominion University (United States)
J A Williams, PRC-Kentron (United States)
C E Byvik, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
A M Buoncristiani, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0877:
Micro-Optoelectronic Materials
Carl A. Kukkonen, Editor(s)

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