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Laser Light Induced Bulk Damage To Optics
Author(s): M. J. Soileau; Eric W. Van Stryland; William E. Williams
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Paper Abstract

Bulk laser-induced damage to optical materials is reviewed. Recent evidence indicates that laser-induced breakdown (LIB) of very transparent optical materials is due to extrinsic factors (e.g., defects and impurities). The role of self-focusing in LIB is reviewed and the results of recent studies are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1985
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0541, Radiation Effects on Optical Materials, (12 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.975363
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. Soileau, North Texas State University (United States)
Eric W. Van Stryland, North Texas State University (United States)
William E. Williams, North Texas State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0541:
Radiation Effects on Optical Materials
Paul W. Levy, Editor(s)

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