Abstract

We have measured laser damage thresholds of a variety of fluoride-based multilayer coatings at 249 nm by using pulse lengths between 450 fs and 25 ns. Rare-earth fluoride materials yield coatings with damage resistance approximately three times greater than conventional oxide multilayers. In the scaling law, where the damage threshold is proportional to the nth power of the pulse length, the value of n changed between 1 and 0.25 over the range of pulse lengths employed.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Laser-induced damage of hafnia coatings as a function of pulse duration in the femtosecond to nanosecond range

Laurent Gallais, Benoît Mangote, Myriam Zerrad, Mireille Commandré, Andrius Melninkaitis, Julius Mirauskas, Maksim Jeskevic, and Valdas Sirutkaitis
Appl. Opt. 50(9) C178-C187 (2011)

Role of defects in laser-induced modifications of silica coatings and fused silica using picosecond pulses at 1053 nm: II. Scaling laws and the density of precursors

T. A. Laurence, R. A. Negres, S. Ly, N. Shen, C. W. Carr, D. A. Alessi, A. Rigatti, and J. D. Bude
Opt. Express 25(13) 15381-15401 (2017)

The role of defects in laser-induced modifications of silica coatings and fused silica using picosecond pulses at 1053 nm: I. Damage morphology

S. Ly, N. Shen, R. A. Negres, C. W. Carr, D. A. Alessi, J. D. Bude, A. Rigatti, and T. A. Laurence
Opt. Express 25(13) 15161-15178 (2017)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription