LASER DAMAGE: A SELECTED LITERATURE SURVEY.
Special reports no. 60,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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This report is a review of selected references dealing with descriptions and possible causes of damage to laser component elements functioning under high-power conditions, or to potential laser component materials exposed to high-power laser beams. Discussed are internal and surface damage, conditions prevailing in materials under lasing conditions, and the mechanisms proposed to account for the accumulation of sufficient energy for damage to take place that is, self-focusing, stimulated Brillouin scattering, multiphoton absorption, and microplasma generation. Fifty-seven papers, published in 1964 - 1966, are included in the references. Author
- Lasers and Masers
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation