Accession Number:

AD0651210

Title:

LASER DAMAGE: A SELECTED LITERATURE SURVEY.

Descriptive Note:

Special reports no. 60,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE