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Time-resolved measurements of reflectivity, plasma formation, and damage of hafnia/silica multilayer mirrors at 1064 nm
Author(s): Laurent Lamaignere; V. Cavarro; C. Allais; D. Bernardino; Michel A. Josse; Herve Bercegol
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Paper Abstract

High damage threshold hafnia/silica HR mirrors were damage tested. The transient reflectivity of these mirrors was studied during laser irradiation and particularly during catastrophic damage by top layer chipping. The tests were performed in R/1 mode on 50 sites in order to correctly assess the statistical behavior of the damage threshold. During the ramp, we observed the formation of a first plasma coupled to a modification of the reflected pulse without formation of any pit or chipping damage. For further irradiations at higher fluences, the optical properties of the mirror were unchanged up to the creation of a catastrophic chipping damage coming with a more intense plasma. The statistical distributions of fluences obtained in the two cases were different. For the moment, there is no proven correlation between first plasma and chipping: plasma detection cannot be used as a nondestructive quality control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461686
Show Author Affiliations
Laurent Lamaignere, CEA-CESTA (France)
V. Cavarro, CEA-CESTA (France)
C. Allais, CEA-CESTA (France)
D. Bernardino, CEA-CESTA (France)
Michel A. Josse, CEA-CESTA (France)
Herve Bercegol, CEA-CESTA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4679:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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