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Damage behavior of HfO2 monolayer film containing gold nanoparticles as artificial absorbing defects
Author(s): S. Papernov; A.W. Schmid; A.L. Rigatti; J.B. Oliver; J.D. Howe
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Paper Abstract

Hafnia is one of the most utilized high-index materials in thin-film multilayer coatings for high-power lasers. It is well established that in the HfO2/SiO2 multilayers for 351 nm, nanosecond-pulse applications the damage is driven by the nanoscale absorbers localized in the hafnia layers. In this work, damage-crater formation thresholds and morphology are investigated for the undoped HfO2 monolayer films and films containing isolated gold nanoparticles of 2- and 5-nm average diameter. Atomic force microscopy is used for characterization of the damage craters produced by 351-nm, 0.5 ns laser pulses. This comparative study of crater-geometry variation with laser fluence for doped and undoped films allowed the estimation of properties of the intrinsic absorbing defects in the hafnia films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5991, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, 59911D (7 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.638181
Show Author Affiliations
S. Papernov, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
A.W. Schmid, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
A.L. Rigatti, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
J.B. Oliver, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
J.D. Howe, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5991:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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