ISBN-10:
0750308451
ISBN-13:
9780750308458
Pub. Date:
08/28/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Laser Induced Damage of Optical Materials / Edition 1

Laser Induced Damage of Optical Materials / Edition 1

by Roger M. Wood

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ISBN-13: 9780750308458
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Series: Series in Optics and Optoelectronics Series
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary of Terms

OPTICAL EFFECTS AT LOW POWER/ENERGY LEVELS
Introduction
Electromagnetic Theory
Dispoersion
Reflectance and Transmittance
Reflectance and Absortance of a Conducting Surface
Molecular Polarizability
Absorption
Scatter
Analysis of R, T, A and S Measurements

OPTICAL EFFECTS AT MEDIUM POWER/ENERGY LEVELS
Introduction
Absorption
Raman Scattering
Brillouin Scattering
Harmonic Generation
Self-Focusing

DAMAGE THEORY
Introduction
Thermal Mechanisms
Dielectric Processes
Testing Regimes
Time of Damage
Damage Morphology

SURFACES AND SUB-SURFACES
Introduction
Surfaces
Sub-Surface

COATINGS
Introduction
Coating Technology
Measurements and Morphology of Coated Surfaces
Coating Design
Damage to Dielectric Coatings

SPECIAL TOPICS
Ambient Atmosphere/Gases
Liquids
Photodetectors
Fibre Optics
Scaling Laws
Significance of the Units of Measurement

MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES
Introduction
Measurement of Power, Power Density, Energy, and Energy Density
Laser-Induced Damage Threshold
Measurement of Optical Characteristics
Surface Measurement and Specification
Other Measurements

APPENDICES

References
Index

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Laser Induced Damage of Optical Materials 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Math_prime More than 1 year ago
Written primarily for professionals and researchers in the field of laser-material interactions, this book is a compilation of both material science and empirical based laser interaction with materials. This book provides and explains the connection between several damage mechanisms and measured laser-induced damage thresholds (LIDT, prescribed by the laser fluence level and beam parameters). Fundamental concepts are adequately reviewed: optical physics, damage theory, optical surfaces and thin-film coatings. Next, LIDT and other common optical loss measurement techniques are covered. Section 4.3.2 provides an excellent discussion of various reasons for laser-induced damage that depend on the pulse duration of the laser. For comparative purposes, LIDT values can be used for proper selection of some optical materials to prevent damage. This book will be useful to, and is recommended as an essential resource to anyone that uses, researches, designs or manufactures lasers or laser optics.