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Nd:YAG laser conditioning of KDP crystals investigated using nondestructive optical diagnostics
Author(s): Decheng Guo; Xiaodong Jiang; Jin Huang; Fengrui Wang; Hongjie Liu; Yong Jiang; Xia Xiang; Xiaotao Zu
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Paper Abstract

Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KDP) is a non-linear optical material for the Pockelscells and laser frequency conversion used in inertial confinement fusion (ICF).But the performances are decreased by the presence of defects or impurities from the growth process. Furthermore, it is difficult to identify them due to their small size and sparse distribution. Laser conditioning provides an increase for the material damage resistance due to an unknown physical mechanism resulting from the interaction of sub-damage laser pulses with KDP defects. In this paper, the crystals first were laser conditioned by raster scanning using Nd:YAG laser at 355nm with pulse durations of approximately 7 ns. Then we investigated the KDP crystals with different non-destructive optical diagnostics. We measured in the same time the fluorescence, the photothermal absorption, Raman and FTIR spectroscopy of the material. We concentrated on the differences of conventionally grown KDP crystals before and after the laser conditioning. We obtained the different spectra information of KDP crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8786, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2013: Optical Materials for High Power Lasers, 878608 (9 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2020142
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Decheng Guo, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Xiaodong Jiang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Jin Huang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Fengrui Wang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Hongjie Liu, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Yong Jiang, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Xia Xiang, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)
Xiaotao Zu, Univ. of Electronic Science and Technology of China (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8786:
Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2013: Optical Materials for High Power Lasers
Jianda Shao; Takahisa Jitsuno; Wolfgang Rudolph, Editor(s)

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