TITLE

Use of a plasma temporal attenuator to investigate the pulse length dependence of CO2 laser induced damage

AUTHOR(S)
Gibson, D. R.; Wilson, A. D.
PUB. DATE
November 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/1/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p914
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A surface initiated plasma temporal attenuator enabling production of CO2 laser pulses with tunable durations (20–90 ns), similar temporal profiles, and near Gaussian spatial profiles, is described. Use of the technique to investigate the pulse length dependence and thereby elucidate the mechanism of CO2 laser damage is demonstrated for uncoated and diamondlike carbon antireflection coated n-type Ge.
ACCESSION #
9818446

 

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