Abstract

Laser-induced damage in bare glass substrates and thin films has long been widely acknowledged as a localized phenomenon associated with the presence of micrometer and submicrometer scale defects. The scanning of both optical absorption and scattering allows us to discriminate between absorbing and nonabsorbing defects and can give specific information about the origin of the defects. We investigate the spectral properties of defects in thin films and fused-silica surfaces. Absorbing and scattering defects are studied at different wavelengths in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared ranges. Absorbing defects are shown to be highly wavelength dependent, whereas we have observed significant correlation between scattering defects.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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