Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials.pdf

Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials.pdf


This book provides the most complete and authoritative overview of the laser damage field, covering damage in the bulk as well as on the surface and coating of optical components. Its comprehensive treatment spans from fundamental mechanisms and techniques to damage in optical materials and thin films. The book discusses state-of-the-art measurement approaches for evaluating laser damage thresholds in the context of international standards and scaling laws. It also covers high power laser coatings, modeling approaches, laser heating phenomena in different optical materials, and effects of contamination.

Detlev Ristau finished his study of physics at the University of Hannover in 1982 and was awarded a scholarship at the Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he was working in the field of tunable color center lasers. He returned to Germany in 1983 and started his Ph.D. studies on the power handling capability of optical coatings in the thin film group of the Institut fur Quantenoptik at the University of Hannover. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 and was responsible for the thin film group at the institute until 1992. Detlev Ristau is presently director of the Department of Lasercomponents at the Laser Zentrum Hannover. After receiving a state doctorate in 2008 he was appointed as a professor for Applied Physics at the Leibniz University in Hannover in 2010 and also assumed responsibility for a research group on Ultrahigh Quality Optical Layers. He is author or co-author of more than 300 technical papers and has published several book chapters. His current research activities include the development and precise control of ion processes as well as the measurement of the power handling capability and losses of optical components.

FUNDAMENTALS Laser-induced damage phenomena in optics: an overview Laser-induced damage (LID) by thermal effects Defect-induced damage Avalanche and multiphoton effects Self-focusing and nonlinear effects LID in the fs-regime MEASUREMENTS AND SCALING Measurement and detection of laser-induced damage Evaluation techniques and statistics Standards on LIDT-measurements Photothermal measurement techniques Scaling laws MATERIALS, SURFACES AND CONTAMINATION Surface manufacturing and treatment Quartz and glasses Metals (Crystalline) materials for UV-applications Materials for lasers (frequency conversion, Q-switching, active materials) Structured surfaces Contamination effects THIN FILMS Introduction to optical coatings and thin film production High power coatings for the uv-range High power coatings for the NIR-lasers Coatings for fs-lasers APPLICATIONS Lithography High power diode pumped solid state lasers Free electron lasers Space applications Large high power laser systems (OMEGA EP, ILE, PETAL, etc) The NIF


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